Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward

No. 100.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your circular despatch, under date of March 9, transmitting a copy of the concurrent resolution of Congress, concerning foreign intervention in the existing rebellion.

I communicated them to-day to M. Rogier, in conformity with your instructions, by leaving a copy with him, assuring him, at the same time, that they were “entirely in harmony with the principles and policy by which all the President’s proceedings, in regard to the question involved, have been and will continue to be regulated.”

The effect of these resolutions, in connexion with your recent despatch on the same subject, has been, so far as my observations extend, most salutary. We shall, probably, hear no more of friendly intervention in our domestic affairs.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, your most obedient servant,


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