Marquis de Moustier to Mr. Dix

General: I have received the letter which you did me the honor to write me on the 14th of this month, and in which you informed me that Mr. Samuel B. Ruggles had been officially appointed delegate to the international conference.

I congratulate you, general, on the choice made by the government of the United States— a choice which assures to. the commission the co-operation of a gentleman whose enlightened intelligence has already been appreciated at the very commencement of the session.

Receive the assurances with the high consideration of which I have the honor to be, general, your very humble and very obedient servant,


General Dix, Minister of the United States, Paris.