Mr. Seward to Mr. Perry

No. 14.]

Sir: Your despatch No. 72, of June 24, has been received. In it you announce that his Highness the Bey, having determined to send hither an envoy for the purpose of presenting his portrait and his felicitations to the government of the United States on the abolition of slavery and the restoration of peace, had expressed the desire that you should accompany his envoy. The leave of absence which you ask for that purpose is hereby granted.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Amos Perry, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Tunis.