Mr. Seward to Mr. Pruyn
Department of State, Washington, December 2, 1862.
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,
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
Robert H. Pruyn, Esq., &c., &c., Yedo.