Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward

No. 75.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the prince of Satsuma has agreed to pay, within four days, the sum of £25,000 demanded by the government of Great Britain as a further indemnity for the murder of Mr. Richardson in September, 1862.

The demand for the surrender of the murderers has been practically abandoned, though the prince has promised to use his efforts for their discovery and arrest.

I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

ROBERT H. PRUYN, Minister Resident in Japan.

Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.