Mr. Seward to Mr. Sanford.

No. 23.]

Sir: Your despatch dated July 3 (No. 11) has been received.

I am quite content, under existing circumstances, with the disposition you propose in that paper to make of the subject of passports, and I acquiesce very cheerfully in the views which you take of the importance of vigilance in regard to the movements of disaffected citizens of our own country travelling in Europe.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,


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