Mr. Thompson to Mr. Bayard.

No. 249.]

Sir: The U. S. S. Ossipee left this harbor 5.50 p.m., yesterday en route for Kingston, Jamaica, taking in tow the steamer Haytien Republic. The U. S. S. Galena steamed from here at 9 o’clock this evening, bound for Key West, Florida.

I have, etc.,

John E. W. Thompson.