Mr. Seward to Mr. Wood

No. 44.]

Sir: Recurring to the suggestion contained in your despatch of October 4, 1861, (No. 19,) which was briefly answered in my instruction of the 29th of the same month, I have now the honor to state, that a pair of Colt’s pistols of the finest workmanship, and elaborately ornamented, designed as a present to his Danish Majesty, have been sent to your address, through the minister of the United States at London, who will forward them to you by private hand. It is the President’s wish that this token of his good will shall be presented by you to his Majesty, in such a manner and with such accompanying remarks as you may deem most fitting to the occasion.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Bradford R. Wood, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Copenhagen.