Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward
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,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington.