Mr. Seward to Mr. Pruyn

No. 26.]

Sir: Your despatch of August 27 (No 41) has been received. It brings your views upon the question of postponing the stipulated opening of additional ports in Japan.

Upon a due consideration of them they are approved, and you will act in accordance with them.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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