Mr. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl
Sir: I have the honor to inclose an extract from a dispatch of the 14th of September last, addressed to me by H. G. O. Chase, esq., the vice-commercial agent of the United States at Nikolaievsk, Amoor river, in relation to the alleged interference with American whaling ships in the Okhotsk sea, and to the reported firing into one of them by Russian naval vessels.
I will thank you to inform me whether you have received any information on this subject.
Accept, sir, a renewed assurance of my highest consideration,
Mr. Edward de Stoeckl, &c., &c., &c.