Mr. Seward to Mr. Dayton
Sir: Your despatch of March 20, No. 288, has been received. The account it gives of the disposition and policy of the French government in regard to Poland accords with the expectations on the subject which have prevailed here in view of the parliamentary expositions and diplomatic notes which have reached the United States.
If advices which have outstripped your despatch are to be credited, the revolution has come to an end even sooner than was anticipated in Paris, and the gallant nation whose wrongs, whose misfortunes, and whose valor have so deeply excited universal sympathy in Europe, is again left to the magnanimity of the Czar There are many traits in his character which persuade us to hope that he will concede to the Poles rights and privileges which they have been unable to recover by force.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
William L. Dayton, Esq., &c., &c., &c.