Mr. Seward to the Marquis de Montholon

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 23d ultimo, in regard to the claim of Messrs. L. Mouler & Company, on account of their alleged loss of thirty-five bales of cotton in consequence of the seizure of the steamer SeƱorita by the Mexican General Cortinas, who is reported to have landed the cargo on the Texas side of the Rio Grande, and there to have disposed of it.

In reply, I have the honor to inform you that I have referred the claim to the Secretary of War for investigation.

Accept, sir, a renewed assurance of my highest consideration.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

The Marquis de Montholon, &c., &c., &c.