Mr. Bigelow to Mr. Seward

No. 281.]

Sir: Referring to my despatch No. 197, and to your reply, No. 325, December 9th, 1865, I beg leave to state that I have received several letters from the agent of the parties interested, who represents the case as one of great urgency, and the situation of the four salt-makers, whom I mentioned in my former communication, as one of positive distress. In reply to these letters, I have promised to bring the subject anew to the notice of my government.

I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.