Mr. Clay to Mr. Seward

No. 167.]

Sir: I inclose you the following telegrams from the Hon. A. Burlingame. It seems he is made the commissioner of the Chinese government with treaty powers, and leaves at once for San Francisco, November 23, 1867.

I am in receipt of your despatches to No. 248 inclusive, with inclosures.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Washington, D. C.


Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward

Chinese empire appointed me envoy to treaty powers. Accepted. Leave at once for San Francisco.


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C., care of Cassius M. Clay, Esq., &c., &c., &c.