Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward.

No. 516.]

Sir: Referring to my No. 504, of the 1st instant, I have the honor to forward herewith a copy of a note from Lord Russell, under date of the 5th of October, acknowledging the reception of my letter to him of the 29th ultimo.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

Lord Russell to Mr. Adams.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 29th of September, in answer to mine of the 25th of that months and I am very glad [Page IV] to find that I had misunderstood you, and that the passages in your correspondence which had led to my observations were merely intended by you to express your confidence that the sense of right, on the part of her Majesty’s government, would avail to gain for the United States exactly the same measure of justice which it would expect from the United States in return, were the respective situations reversed.

I have the honor to be, with the highest consideration, sir, your most obedient, humble servant,


Charles Francis Adams, Esq., &c., &c., &c.