Mr. Seward to Mr. Pruyn.

No. 3.]

Sir: Your dispatch of the 18th of June, No. 3, has been received, and it is found very interesting. The government and people of the United States are affected with profound sorrow by the new revolutionary convulsions which have occurred in Venezuela. Your report of the proceedings which you adopted in concert with other diplomatic and consular representatives at Caracas for the purpose of favoring the restoration of peace has been carefully examined.

It gives me pleasure to say that you seem to have manifested on that occasion proper moderation, discretion, and comity.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Erastus C. Pruyn, Esq., &c., &c., &c.