States of America, to be designated by the State Department
The Congress adjourned on the 11th of September, after hav¬
ing received the marked hospitality and consideration of the
government of Prussia, and of the inhabitants of Berlin.
Of the period of thirty days after the adjournment allowed to
the undersigned for returning to the United States, he will em¬
ploy the first two weeks in visiting Russia, to collect the statis¬
tics of the product of gold in that country ;—for which purpose
the representatives of that government in the Congress, and
also the Russian Minister at Berlin, have courteously afforded
him important facilities.
The undersigned has the honor to remain, with high respect,
your obedient servant,
Samuel B. Ruggles.
His Excellency William H. Seward,
Secretary of State, dec,. dec, dec.
The undersigned, on the 21st of December, 1SG3, transmitted to the State
Department the Supplemental Report referred to in the preceding communi¬
cation, in respect to the proceedings of the International Statistical Congress,
at Berlin, on the subject of "Uniform Weights, Measures and Coins." That
Report, when printed, will be published separately,
S. B. Ruggles.