Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh

No. 81.]

Sir: Your despatch of the 20th ultimo (No. 76) has been received and has been read with much interest. The assurance of Mr. Cerruti of the continued sympathy of his government for our cause is very gratifying. Italy cannot know how soon the principle of nationality which we are maintaining may become important to herself. We are acting on a fixed policy worthy of consideration by all free governments, liable to be assailed by reactionary movements.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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