Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward

No. 79.]

Sir: The government have agreed to pay the sum of $10,000, being the bill of damages presented by Russell & Co., for the interruption of the voyage of the Pembroke.

Satsuma has not paid British indemnity, though eight days overdue; explanations have been asked from Gorogio.

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

ROBERT H. PRUYN, Minister Resident in Japan.

Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.