Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame

No. 186.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Williams’s despatch of the 1st of October, No. 43.

That paper is accompanied by a copy of a correspondence between Mr. Williams and Prince Kung, upon the subject of the erection of light-houses along the coast of China. It is very gratifying to learn that proceedings have been instituted with a view to carry into effect this important object. I earnestly hope that the present movement may be followed up with vigor.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Anson Burlingame, Esq., &c., &c., &c.