No. 153.
Mr. Fish to Mr. Williams.

No. 191.]

Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 54, in relation to the case of Walter Jackson, who was charged with the crime of piracy and assault with intent to commit murder on board a British vessel on the high seas, I inclose for your information a copy of an instruction* of this date, addressed by the Department to Mr. George F. Seward, the consul-general of the United States at Shanghai, in reference to this case.

I am, &c.,

  1. See instruction No. 424 to consul-general at Shanghai.