Department of State, )
"Washington, January 18, 1864. j
I transmit to the Senate, in answer to their resolution of the
14th instant, a copy of the report on the resources of the United
States, presented to the International Statistical Congress at
Berlin, in September last, by the Hon. Samuel B. Ruggles, to¬
gether with a copy of his letter to the Department of State,
transmitting the report.
William H. Seward.
The Senate of the United States.
Mr. Ruggles to Mr. Seward^
Berlin, September 14,1863.
Sie,—In pursuance of your instructions, accompanying the
appointment of the undersigned as representative of the United
States of America at the International Statistical Congress at
Berlin, in September instant, he embarked for Europe in the
first German steamer after receiving his commission, and reached
Berlin, after some detention on the Atlantic, on the afternoon
of the 6th of September. xJo business of importance had been
transacted in the Congress up to that time, except the presenta-.
tion of the credentials of the delegates.
On the 7th of September, the credentials of the undersigned,
were presented and approved, at which time representatives