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hereinafter set forth. I feel a great desire that this Government should have the steamer Vanderbilt, as she is acknowledged to be as fine a ship as floats the ocean, and, in consequence of her great speed and capacity, that, with a proper armament, she would be of more efficient service in keeping our coast clear of piratical vessels than any other ship. Therefore, you are authorized to say, in my behalf, that the Government can take this ship at a valuation to be determined by the Hon. Robert F. Stockton, of New Jersey, (the only Ex-Commodore of the Navy,) and any two Commodores in the service, to be selected by the Government; and if this will but answer will the Government accept her as a present from their humble servant? The Atlantic and Pacific Steamship Company have authorized me, as their President, to offer to this Government the following steamers, viz.: The Ocean Queen, of 2,502 tons, is new and complete in every respect. The Ariel, 1,300 tons, in fine condition