Mr. Seward to Mr. Pruyn.

No. 10.]

Sir: Mr. Harris’s despatch of November 23 (No. 49) has been received. The views expressed therein concerning the questions between this government and that of Japan, which had previously been committed to him for consideration, [Page 821] appear to the President to be eminently sagacious. You will communicate these sentiments to Mr. Harris if he shall yet be remaining at Yedo.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Robert H. Pruyn, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Yedo.