Mr. Seward, Secretary of State, to Mr. McCulloch, Secretary of Treasury.

[646] Sir: At the instance of Mr. Tassara, the Spanish minister, I will thank you to cause a vessel *called La Orientale, which is at pier No. 33, North River, New York, which is advertised for Montevideo, and which is supposed to be intended for the Chilian service, to be detained for examination. It is advisable that the order for this purpose should be sent by telegraph, as the vessel is to sail to-morrow or the day after.

I have the honor to be, sir, yours, &c.,


Hon. H. McCulloch,
Secretary of the Treasury.