Mr. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of September, (October,) accompanied by a translation of a report made to you by Captain Pestchouroff on the subject of the transfer to United States authorities of the public property in Russian America, pursuant to the convention between the two governments. Having referred to the Secretary of War a copy of your communication, I now inclose a copy of his reply, from which it appears that, although his department has not yet full official information on the subject, the reports in regard to it which had been received indicate that the transfer was completed to the general satisfaction of United States officers concerned.

I avail myself of this occasion, sir, to offer to you a renewed assurance of my very high consideration.


Mr. Edward de Stoeckl, &c., &c., &c.