Mr. Seward to General Salgar

Sir: I have had the honor to receive your note of the 22d instant, informing me that the government of the United States of Colombia has been pleased to confer upon you anew the character of envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary near the government of the United States of America, investing you for that purpose with the respective full powers and the necessary credentials, a copy of which accompanies your communication, in which you ask me to name a day and hour for you to present the autograph letter of the President of Colombia to the President of the United States.

In reply, I have the honor to state that, having communicated your wishes to the President, I am instructed to inform you that he will be pleased to receive you to-morrow, the 27th instant, at 12 o’clock, noon.

If you will be pleased to call at this department a short time before the hour named, it will afford me great pleasure to accompany you to the Executive Mansion.

With renewed assurances of my very distinguished consideration, I have the honor to remain, sir, your most obedient servant,


Señor General Don Eustorjio Salgar, &c., & c., & c.