Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl
Sir: I have the honor to enclose a copy of a letter of yesterday addressed to this department by the Secretary of the Treasury, stating that it is contemplated soon to despatch a revenue cutter to the coast of Russian America, for various purposes, and requesting that application may be made to you for a communication to the imperial authorities in the territory, sanctioning the voyage. This department would consequently be obliged to you for the communication referred to, if you should deem yourself authorized to accede to the request,
Accept, sir, a renewed assurance of my highest consideration.
Mr. Edward de Stoeckl, &c., &c., &c.