Marquis de Montholon to Mr. Seward.

Sir: I hasten to acknowledge the reception of your excellency’s note of the 6th December, in answer to my communication of the 29th ultimo.

I will not fail to transmit, without delay, this important document to the government of the Emperor.

Accept the assurances of my high consideration.


Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c., Washington, D. C.