Mr. Seward to Mr. Thayer

No. 21.]

Sir: Your despatch of the 18th ultimo (No. 32) has been received. The particulars it communicates concerning the Sultan of Turkey’s late visit to Egypt are very interesting, and it is gratifying to learn that his Majesty’s brief sojourn there was marked by so much cordial good feeling among all classes.

The desire to judge for himself of the actual condition of a portion of his empire, which prompted the Sultan’s journey, is another indication of that active spirit of reform which was manifested by him immediately upon his accession to the sultanship.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


William S. Thayer, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Alexandria.