Mr. Seward to the Marquis de Montholon

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 4th instant, in which you inform this department that, in compliance with the request contained in my note of the 5th ultimo, the French military authorities in Mexico have decided upon the restoration to this government of the public property which, on the surrender of Brownsville by the insurgents, was taken over to the Mexican banks of the Rio Grande.

Accept, sir, the renewed assurances of my high consideration.


The Marquis de Montholon, &c., &c., &c.