Mr. Seward to Mr. Sanford.

No. 22.]

Sir: Your despatch No. 15, dated July 18, has been received.

There is no especial urgency on our part for consideration by the Belgium government of our proposition to accede to the declaration of the congress of Paris before the similar propositions submitted to the British and French governments shall have been acted upon by them, although we hold ourselves ready to carry our overtures into effect when the Belgium government shall desire.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,


Henry S. Sanford, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Brussels.