Mr. Angel to Mr. Seward.


No. 77.]


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Herewith I beg permission to enclose a copy of my note to Count Manderstrom, minister of foreign affairs, transmitting copies of the President’s proclamations establishing a blockade of the ports in the seceding States, which I hope may meet your approbation.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,


Hon. Wm. H. Seward,
Secretary of State, &c., &c., &c.


Sir: The President of the United States, in view of the disturbed and unhappy condition of public affairs in the southern portion of our confederacy, and in the exercise of what he regards as a legal right and constitutional duty, has ordered and established an effective blockade of the ports in the several States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, and North Carolina.

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I have the honor herewith to transmit to your excellency copies of the President’s proclamations upon this subject, for the information of his Majesty’s government, and I avail myself of the occasion to offer to your excellency the renewed assurance of my high consideration.


His Excellency Count Manderstrom,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, &c., &c., &c.