Mr. Kreismann to Mr. Seward

No. 1.]

Sir: Mr. Judd having in his despatch No. 29, dated July 7, 1862, advised you that during the period of his leave of absence, of which he is at present availing himself, the legation is left to my care, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your circular transmitting a copy of an important bill which the President has submitted to Congress, and a copy of the message recommending the same.

The policy therein involved, that of emancipation, or putting slavery where it will be in the course of ultimate extinction, must win the favor of the country, and eventually be adopted, even if the present Congress has failed to respond to the President.

In Europe, and especially in Germany, where the opinion is extensively prevailing that the war cannot and will not be successfully ended until slavery, the cause of it, shall have been removed, the measure proposed by the President will serve to reassure and strengthen the belief in our final success.

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Your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, &c.