Mr. Angel to Mr. Seward.


No. 83.]

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In the contest in which we are unfortunately engaged, it is of great importance to secure the good opinion of mankind, and I am gratified in being able to inform you that, so far as my reading and observations extend, the better informed European statesmen express the opinion that those charged with the administration of public affairs have acted with the greatest moderation and forbearance under circumstances which might perhaps have justified retaliatory measures, and in their defence of constitutional law and an organized government against treason and revolution they will “have the sympathy and best wishes of all conservatives on this side the Atlantic.

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I am, sir, your obedient servant,