Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame
Sir: I invite your early attention to the enclosed copy of a letter of the 17th instant, from N. Mickles, esq., vice-president of the East India Telegraph Company, in regard to a grant which was obtained by you for that company from the Chinese government before your departure for home. No despatch of the nature indicated in the letter has been received from you.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Anson G. Burlingame, Esq., &c., &c., &c.