Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward
Sir: Agreeably to your instructions I immediately forwarded to the ministers of foreign affairs the short sword recovered in Baltimore, which had been taken [Page 1044] from one of the attendants of the Japanese embassy during their visit to that city, accompanying it with a letter, of which I enclose copy, (enclosure No. 1,) and I have now the honor to transmit No. 2, translation of the reply of the ministers.
I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington.