Mr. Ewing to Mr. Seward
Sir: I have the honor to forward the following statement, furnished by the Dutch government, concerning the progress of the rinderpest: loss for week ending December 22d, 5,771; loss for week ending December 29th, 5,832; loss for week ending January 5th, 4,988.
An impression prevails that the malady is on the decline here, but it has crossed into Prussia, and threatens Belgium and France.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.