Mr. Angel to Mr. Seward.


No. 79.]

Sir: In my conference with Count Manderstrom to-day I was informed that no application has been made to the Swedish government on behalf of the people of the so-called Confederate States for their recognition as an independent nation, and although passports are not now required, either in Sweden or Norway, I am quite sure no agents are here from the seceded States for any purpose whatever. * * * * *

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


Hon. William H. Seward,
Secretary of State, &c., &c., &c., Washington.