Mr. Morris to Mr. Seward

No. 126.]

Sir: I am happy to be able to inform you that the cholera as an epidemic has ceased to exist here. Such is the official statement of the board of health. It is still prevailing, however, with great intensity in Syria and Palestine, in Aleppo, Damascus, and other of the principal towns and villages of that part of the empire, and also along the Danube, and at Widden and other points in Bulgaria. It has thus far been excluded from those islands in the Archipel ago belonging to the kingdom of Greece, by rigid quarantine regulations; but it has penetrated Candia and Cyprus, where it has committed great ravages. It was, at last advices, particularly malignant and fatal at Larnaca, the political capital of Cyprus. * * *

With great respect, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary, &c.