Mr. Seward to Mr. Wood.

No. 40.]

Sir: Your despatch of September 9 (No. 76) has been received. If I understand it, you are laboring under apprehension that the British government will soon recognize the insurrectionary government. It is very certain that the United States have recently been favored with very few demonstrations of kindness and good will from Great Britain. Yet it gives me pleasure to assure you that our advices from that country do not justify immediate concern in regard to public matters in that quarter.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Bradford R. Wood, Esq., &c., &c., &c.