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James Speed to William H. Seward, 14 August 1865

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Attorney General's Office, August 14, 1865. To the Secretary of State. Sir: I had the honor to inform you on the 10th inst. that I had written to Daniel S. Dickinson, Esq. Attorney for the southern District of New York, for information concerning the seizure of the barque "Dahomey." I have this morning received Mr. Dickinson's reply, a copy of which is herewith inclosed. Mr. Dickinson, being in possession of the facts upon which the seizure was made, is of opinion that the suit should be prosecuted. I am sir, Most respectfully yours, &c. James Speed Attorney General.
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