Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward

No. 24.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you of the arrival of Sir Rutherford Alcock.

I have had two very pleasant and satisfactory interviews with him, and find that our views in relation to Japanese affairs are in entire accord.

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.