Mr. de Stoeckl to Mr. Seward
Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to remit to you herewith copy of the instructions given to Captain Pestchouroff, commissioner of the Imperial government for the transfer of the territory which formed the Russian colonies of the northwest of the American continent.
Please accept, Mr. Secretary of State the assurance of my very high consideration.
Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.