Mr. Seward to Mr. Thayer

No. 20.]

Sir: Your very interesting despatch of the 17th ultimo (No. 30) has been received.

The reception by the Viceroy of a deputation of American clergymen and missionaries, of which your despatch contains an account, has given much satisfaction to the President, and you are instructed to make this known to his Highness on some suitable occasion.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


William S. Thayer, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Alexandria.