Mr. Adam to Mr. Sherman.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note, No. 766, of the 28th instant, informing me that the Treasury Department has given notice to Captain Hooper, commanding the United States patrol fleet, of the instructions transmitted to the officers of the British patrolling fleet, directing him to seal up the arms and ammunition of any British vessel which may apply to him for that purpose.

I shall not fail to report to the Marquis of Salisbury the directions given to Captain Hooper in this connection.

I have, etc.,

C. F. Frederick Adam.