Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatches, No. 24, of September 25, and No. 25, of September 29 last.
I received with great gratification the information that the President is satisfied “that my proceedings have been, in all respects, the best that could have been adopted to co-operate with and sustain the British legation, and to bring the government of the Tycoon to a just sense of this new outrage, and of the danger which it brings on the empire.”
I have the honor to transmit enclosure No. 1, copy of my letter to the ministers of foreign affairs, agreeably to your instructions.
I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington.