Mr. Fox to Mr. Seward
Sir: In a letter which I had the honor to write on the 25th of February last, I reported to you that a large number of books had been presented to me in Russia, upon the occasion of my visit to that country as bearer of the resolution of Congress.
Through the kindness of Professor Henry a correct catalogue of these books has been prepared, which is herewith transmitted.
Those which were presented to me by the Emperor of Russia, I have retained under authority given to me by joint resolution of Congress.
The remainder I present through the State Department to the library of the Smithsonian Institution, which now forms a part of the national library of our country.
With great respect, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.