Mr. Seward to Mr. Williams

No. 165.]

Sir: Your despatch of the 10th of March, No. 24, has been received.

It will be entirely agreeable to this government that I receive and afford all desirable facilities to the agent of Prince Kung. I trust that the observations he may be able to make in the western nations will be productive of results beneficial as well to these nations as to his own great and very interesting country.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


S. Wells Williams, Esq., &c., &c., &c.