No. 27.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Graland.


Sir: I beg to acknowledge your communication of yesterday’s date, by which I am surprised to learn of the failure of the United States marshal at Sitka to obey the instruction of the President of January 26 last, for the immediate release of the British sealers Onward, Carolena, and Thornton. I have felt it to be my duty at once to communicate this information to the British minister at this capital.

I have, etc.

T. F. Bayard.