Mr. Seward to Mr. Taylor.

No. 18.]

Sir: Your despatch of January 27 (No. 28) has been received. I thank you most sincerely for the care you have so judiciously bestowed upon the national cause, in translating for the department the article in the Vedomosti, upon the President’s proclamation. It is a paper of marked ability, candor, and foresight. I shall cause it to be published here.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Bayard Taylor, Esq., &c., &c., &c.