Mr. Seward to Mr. Dayton

No. 315.]

Sir: Your despatch of February 26, No. 279, has been received, and I have read with deep interest the paper which accompanies it. The appeal of the Protestant clergy of France to their religious brethren of Great Britain on the subject of the civil war of the United States is so vigorous and just as to deserve the thanks of the whole American people.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


William L. Dayton, Esq., &c., &c., &c.