Mr. Ewing to Mr. Seward

No. 11.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatches Nos. 9 and 10, and your letters of the 7th ultimo and 5th instant.

The subjects to which they relate will receive prompt attention.

The following is an account of the loss from rinderpest since my last report on the subject:

Week ending February 23, loss 1,607
Week ending March 2, loss 1,248
Week ending March 9, loss 1,363
Week ending March 16, loss 1,076
Total 5,294

I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


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