Mr. Seward to Mr. Pike.

No. 89.]

Sir: Your despatch of the 4th of February has been received.

Congress is near a constitutional adjournment. Its debates are wholesome, and its measures are vigorous. They seem to the President very judicious; and the public mind, raised to a full comprehension of the crisis, seems to be daily gaining reassurance and inflexibility of purpose to maintain the integrity of the country and its Constitution.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


James S. Pike, Esq., &c., &c., &c.