Mr. Seward to Mr. Cameron.

No. 11.]

Sir: Your despatch of August 7 (No. 6) has been received, and has been submitted to the President. The distinct, though only semi-official explanation of the sentiments of the Emperor concerning our internal affairs which it presents has been received with the most unmingled satisfaction by the government and the people of the United States, and it would afford them a new incentive, if one was necessary, to put forth all their energies to the rescue of the Union from the perils by which it is menaced.

You can judge better than I whether the occasion is one which will warrant you in expressing the sentiments I have set forth to Prince Gortchacoff, and in assuring him of the respect and good will heretofore so cordially entertained by this government and people towards Russia is daily becoming deeper and more enduring.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Simon Cameron, Esq., &c., &c., &c.