No. 401.
Mr. Fish to Mr. Turner.

No. 103.]

Sir: Your dispatch No. 180, of the 13th ultimo, has been received. It relates to an attack of a savage tribe on Cape Palmas. Although you represent that the attack had been repulsed, it is not unlikely that it may have been or may be renewed. The Secretary of the Navy has consequently been requested to order a man-of-war to that quarter, as it is understood that there are citizens of the United States residing at Cape Palmas.

I am, &c.,