Sir F. Bruce to Mr. Seward

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of the 24th of July, enclosing the observations of the Secretary of the United States Navy on the subject of a code of international marine signals.

As it appears that the subject belongs to the Treasury Department, I should feel much obliged if you would refer my previous note, addressed to you on the 13th of July, 1866, together with its enclosures, for the consideration of the Secretary of the Treasury.

I have the honor to be, with the highest consideration, sir, your most obedient, humble servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.