Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward
Sir: Agreeably to your instructions contained in despatch No. 7, of the 5th of February, I addressed to Lieutenant Colonel E. St. John Neale, her Britannic Majesty’s charge d’affaires and consul general during the absence of Mr. Alcock, a letter, of which enclosure No. 1 is a copy, and also transmit No. 2, copy of his reply.
I have as yet received no reply to a letter addressed by me to the minister of foreign affairs on the same subject.
I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington.