to Mr. Williams.
Washington, August 29, 1874.
Sir: I inclose, for your information and that of Mr. Avery, a copy of an instruction of the 26th instant, No. 409,* addressed by this Department to George F. Seward, esq., the consul-general of the United States at Shanghai, in relation to participation of citizens of the United States in the Japanese expedition to Formosa.
I am, &c.,
- See correspondence with the consul-general in China.↩