Mr. Seward to Mr. Motley.
Sir: The President has recalled Mr. Canisius, our consul at Vienna, for reasons which are assigned in a despatch addressed to him by this department, a copy of which is herewith sent for your information. You may, if you feel it necessary, explain the subject to Count Rechberg, insomuch as it illustrates the policy of the United States in regard to foreign and friendly nations.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
John Lothrop Motley, Esq., &c., &c., &c.