Mr. Wood to Mr. Seward
Sir: Your despatch No. 68, in relation to General Franklin’s expedition and the army at the Cumberland, has been received. * * * We have no right to object to the publication of the truth, but the writer of falsehoods, in the present state of our affairs and European sentiment, should be dealt with in some manner that will forever teach him the ninth commandment.
I remain, &c., &c., your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.
P. S.—The Danes are massing their forces on the frontier of Schleswig.
B. R. W.