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

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 10th instant, requesting that the vessel called the La Orientale, advertised for Montevideo, be detained at New York for examination.

In accordance with such request, the following telegram ws forthwith transmitted to the collector at New York:

Detain vessel called La Orientale, which is at pier No. 33, North River, and advertised for Montevideo, and await instructions from this Department.

I will thank you to inform me at the earliest practicable moment what further action, if any, is required from this Department in the matter.

[647] *I am, yours, &c.,

Secretary of the Treasury.

Hon. Wm. H. Seward,
Secretary of State.