Mr. Seward to Mr. Sanford

No. 75.]

Sir: I have received your despatch of November 19, No. 77, and I thank you for your interesting resumé of European opinion concerning the proposition which was lately made by the Emperor of France to the Queen of Great Britain, and to the Emperor of Russia, in relation to American affairs.

It is not the purpose of this government to enter into debates with foreign powers upon either the effect or the merits, or the manner of that communication, and I therefore content myself with thanking you for the interesting information which you have given me.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


H. S. Sanford, Esq., &c., &c, &c. Brussels.