Mr. Harris to Mr. Seward.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith (No. 1) copy of a letter from J. K. De Witt, esq., Netherlands consul general in Japan, informing me of his decision not to return to this capital until further instructed by his government.
I also transmit (No. 2) copy of my reply to the foregoing.
I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
Hon. Wm. H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington.