Mr. Corwin to Mr. Seward.
SIR: * * * * * * * * * * * *
The president has this moment sent the “oficial mayor” of the state department to inform me that the preliminary treaty alluded to in my despatch (No. 16) has been signed—embracing the three propositions named in that despatch. It is further stipulated that the allied troops may remove their encampment from the sickly climate of Vera Cruz, and establish themselves in Orizaba, Cordova, and Tehuacan; and as soon as they leave their encampment at Vera Cruz, the Mexican flag shall be hoisted there, and Mexican jurisdiction restored. The commissioners of the, three powers are to meet the commissioners of Mexico, at Orizaba, to arrange definite treaties with each of them. Thus the European intervention, with a small degree of prudence on the part of Mexico, will end in entire satisfaction of all foreign claims, and produce substantial good to this country.
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State of the United States, Washington.