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Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward.

No. 55.]

Sir: * * * * * * * Politically, I have little of moment to report. The impression created by the brilliant successes of our arms is steadily gaining strength in all circles, that we are surely to triumph over the rebellion, and is reflected in the organs of public sentiment, and in the language of the governing classes, who, whatever their secret antipathies to a system of government whose success assures new agitation and revolutions in old Europe, speak now most respectfully of a government whose unexpected strength and resources, as evidenced in the war, has made a deep impression upon them.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, your most obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.