Mr. Seward to Mr. Haldeman.
Sir: Your interesting despatch of the 24th of last month (No. 28) has been received. The President is gratified to learn that you found, on your recent return to Stockholm, after an absence of several months, the same friendly feeling and sympathy existing on the part of his Majesty’s government towards the United States that have been constantly manifested throughout the period of our painful and protracted struggle for the maintenance of the national authority. The sentiments of Count Manderstrom, as expressed in your interview with him, are such as might have been expected from a statesman of his well known clear perceptions and solid judgment.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Jacob S. Haldeman, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Stockholm.