Mr. Seward to Mr. Haldeman.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatches Nos. 29 and 30, of the 21st and 28th of May.
Your remarks to his Majesty on the occasion of the presentation of the gift of the President were just and patriotic, and are approved. While [Page 1316] the President fully reciprocates the liberal and friendly sentiments of his Majesty, I am sure that he shares, at the same time, his desire for a speedy and happy conclusion of our desolating civil war. * * *
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Jacob S. Haldeman, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Stockholm.