Mr. Culver to Mr. Seward

No. 152.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that on the 29th ultimo General Falcon made his entrance into the capital from his residence in the country, and yesterday resumed the functions of the office of chief magistrate of the republic.

General Guzman, who has acted as President most of the time since November, 1864, retires from the office, and takes his seat as a member of congress from the federal district, having also been appointed commander in chief of the army.

General Falcon has appointed a new cabinet, placing Mr. Seijas at the head of the department of foreign affairs ad interim.

I have no expectation that General Falcon will long continue to administer the government. He will, in all probability, as he has three or four times done already, retire again to his country seat in the interior, leaving the first designado to act as President.

I have the honor to be, with sentiments of highest respect, your obedient servant,


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