Mr. Seward to Mr. Pruyn

No. 14.]

Sir: Your despatches Nos. 23 and 24, both dated June 9, have been received.

It is very gratifying to know that the most cordial relations exist between yourself and the ministers of Great Britain and France and Japan; and I have directed copies of your No. 24, which conveys this agreeable intelligence, to be communicated to our ministers at London and Paris.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

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