Mr. Seward to Mr. Dayton

No. 331.]

Sir: Your despatch of March 21 (No. 293) has been received, and I give you my thanks for the important information it gives of the success of the insurgents in effecting a loan in Europe, upon conditions injurious and hostile to the United States. While this government will adopt such proceedings for self-protection as shall be found practicable, it is inclined to believe that this new and fraudulent device of its disloyal citizens, encountering antagonistic financial interests abroad, will react in the end against its unprincipled projectors and abettors.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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