Mr. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl
Sir: I am requested by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company to tender to the Russian commissioner the free hospitalities of their steamer, which will leave New York for San Francisco on the 21st of this month. I will thank you to make this offer known to Captain Pestchouroff accordingly.
I avail myself of this occasion, sir, to offer to you a renewed assurance of my very high consideration.
Mr. Edward de Stoeckl, &c., &c., &c.