Mr. Ewing to Mr. Seward

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Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the King of the Netherlands received me to-day in private audience as minister resident at this court, in accordance with the established usages, when I presented my letter of credence, together with that of the recall of Mr. Pike. Immediately afterwards, by previous arrangement, I was presented in a special audience to the Queen.

In presenting my credentials to his Majesty, I confined myself to one or two simple remarks, which the occasion seemed to require.

Nothing transpired at either of these interviews worthy of noting, although they were in every way agreeable and satisfactory,

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H.Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.