Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame.
Sir: Your despatch of February 7 has been received.
The solicitude you have suffered, and which was so honorable to your loyalty and patriotism, will have been relieved before this time by information that we have greatly reduced, if not altogether averted, the danger of foreign war, and have, at the same time, obtained a very fair prospect of early domestic peace. In view of civil war raging in Greece and in China, and of rising commotions in Italy, Hungary, and Germany, we may reasonably hope that Europe will become less severe and censorious in regard to the unhappy demonstrations of faction in our heretofore tranquil and united country.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Anson Burlingame, Esq., &c., &c., &c.