Mr. Seward to Mr. Clay.

No. 15.]

Sir: Your despatch of May 7 (No. 3) has been submitted to the President, and is approved. The speech which you addressed to his Imperial Majesty truthfully made known the sentiments of this government towards Russia, and it has received with much satisfaction the renewed assurances of friendship and good will which the Emperor gave you on the occasion of your presentation.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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