Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh

No. 60.]

Sir: Your despatch No. 55, dated October 25, and relating to the proposal of Colonel Cattabene, which formed the subject of your previous despatch, has been received. I have already acquainted you, in an instruction of this date, with the decision of the Secretary of War, made on the offer of Colonel Cattabene as communicated in your first despatch concerning it; and I have now to inform you that the proposal, in the more definite shape in which it appears in your late communication, will be submitted anew for the consideration of the Secretary of War.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


George P. Marsh, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Turin.