Mr. Seward to Mr. Thornton

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith, for your information and that of the government which you represent, a copy of an instruction* which, on the 14th instant, was addressed by this department to the United States minister at Yeddo.

I have the honor to be, sir, with the highest consideration, your obedient servant,


Edward Thornton, Esq., &c, &c., &c.

  1. For this inclosure see correspondence with. United States minister to Japan.