Mr. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl

Will Mr. de Stoeckl have the goodness to recall the attention of the imperial government to the request which the United States government has made for explanations concerning the alleged proceedings or regulations affecting the freedom of the fisheries in the Sea of Okhotsk? The subject is not unlikely to produce present uneasiness, which would soon be inconvenient, and ultimately become a source of regret.

I avail myself of this occasion to offer to you the renewed assurance of my very high consideration.


Mr. Edward de Stoeckl, &c., &c., &c.