Mr. Seward to Mr. Dumas

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the attention you have shown me in transmitting a specimen of the international coin which has been proposed with a view to the establishment of a common money standard throughout the world. The statements of the President of the United States and my own upon this interesting subject have already been correctly interpreted to you by our representative Mr. Samuel B. Ruggles.

With many thanks for’ your courtesy, I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,


His Excellency V. Dumas, Senator and President of Commission on Coins and Medals, Paris.