Mr. Seward to Mr. Dayton.
Sir: In bringing up arrears of correspondence, it is a pleasant duty to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch, of the 25th of November, No. 86, and to express to you the President’s satisfaction with your proceeding in regard to the reply to Mr. Thouvenel’s confidential conversation.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
William L. Dayton, Esq., &c., &c., &c.