Mr. Seward to Mr. Sanford
Sir: Your private letters of the 15th and 18th of November have been received and read with much appreciation. It is my principle to refrain altogether from official comments upon the correspondence which has been recently carried on concerning the United States, by the governments of France, Great Britain and Russia. This will not, however, prevent you from continuing to give me such information, concerning the European views of these subjects, as you may think important.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
H. S. Sanford, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Brussels.