Mr. Ewing to Mr. Seward.

No. 37.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have presented, in the name of the department and the government of the United States, to the government of the Netherlands, and to Mr. E. Cremers, minister of foreign affairs of the Netherlands at the time of the assassination of the late President Lincoln, the copies of the volumes containing expressions of condolence and sympathy inspired by that deplorable event.

I have also handed to Mr. Roest Van Limburg, minister of foreign affairs ad interim, two volumes transmitted by the department, one designed for himself and one for the government.

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I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.