October 15, 1878
Washington, D.C.


I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to the envelope of my letter to the King of Holland, referring to the marriage of his brother on the 24th of August last, as announced in the Majesty’s letter of August 31st, last.

Dated this day and signed by me; and for so doing this shall be his warrant.

R. B. Hayes