Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams.

No. 745.]

Sir: Your despatch of October 8 (No. 513) has been received. The memorial of the inhabitants of the city of Hereford, and also the proceedings of the people of Hartlepool, have been submitted to the President. The President desires you to present to those constituencies, respectively, his sincere and grateful acknowledgments for the sentiments of good will and friendship towards the United States which they have expressed with so much unanimity and gratifying earnestness. It will be a pleasing duty on the part of this government to vindicate these favorable sentiments which are manifested towards it by the friends of freedom and humanity in Europe.

It can hardly be necessary to ask you to submit to Earl Russell whatever you may write in executing this instruction.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Charles F. Adams,. Esq., &c., &c., &c.