Mr. Seward to Mr. Wood

No. 51.]

Sir: Your despatch of December 9 (No. 90) was duly received.

Several communications which were addressed by the insurgent conspirators at Richmond to their emissaries in Europe have been intercepted and made public. A copy of this treasonable correspondence is herewith sent to you. It discloses at least one object of the visit of one of those emissaries at Copenhagen. The Danish government is too well informed of all the circumstances which attended the making of the arrangement between itself and the United States in regard to captured Africans, and especially of the good faith manifested by both governments on that occasion, to need any special expositions on the subject from the department.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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