Mr. Seward to Mr. Clay.

No. 8.]

Sir: I think it proper that you should be possessed of a copy of a note which I have this day addressed to Mr. Dayton, in regard to a suggestion that this government should concur with the governments of France, Austria, and Great Britain, in presenting their views of the insurrection in Poland to the consideration of the Emperor of Russia.

There can be no impropriety in your informally making known the contents of the paper to Prince Gortchacow.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Cassius M. Clay, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

Same to Mr. Adams, No. 591.