Mr. Seward to Mr. Haldeman.
Sir: You will probably have received, before this despatch shall reach your hands, the case of pistols designed as a present to his Swedish and Norwegian Majesty, which was lately sent to you through our legation at London. It is the President’s wish that this token of his good will shall, on your return to Stockholm, be presented by you to his Majesty, in such a manner and with such accompanying remarks as you may deem most fitting to the occasion.
The pistols—which are of Colt’s revolving pattern—are of the finest workmanship, and elaborately ornamented. They are likewise counterparts of those lately sent by the President to his Danish Majesty, and which have already been presented to him by Mr. Wood, our minister at Copenhagen.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Jacob S. Haldeman, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Stockholm.