Mr. Sickels to Mr. Payson.
Bangkok, Siam , October 6, 1879. (Received November 28.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith copy of an address prepared by the American residents, on the occasion of the birthday of the King, for presentation to His Majesty. It was extensively signed and sent to the consulate to be forwarded.
As a literary effort this document was not a particularly elegant specimen, but as it was perfectly respectful, and, I had reason to believe, tolerably sincere, I sent it in through the proper channels.
I have further the honor to inclose originals of His Majesty’s reply to the address of the citizens, and to my own inclosing it.
I have, &c.,
United States Consul.