Mr. Seward to Mr. Dayton.

No. 139.]

Sir: Your despatch of March 26 (No. 130) has been submitted to the President.

You will learn with pleasure that the suggestion lately made by the President in his special message to Congress, touching the co-operation of Congress with the States in measures for the gradual removal of slavery, has been approved by both houses of Congress, and has also been received with much favor by the country.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Wm. L. Dayton, Esq., &c., &c., &c.