Mr. Seward to Mr. Judd.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of February 18, No. 57. Your account of the attitudes, purposes, and expectations of German states and parties in the war between Germany and Denmark is marked with great clearness and discrimination. Comment here upon the questions involved in that controversy would be worthless, for they present new phases on the arrival of every mail.
Nothing particularly important has recently occurred in our domestic affairs. The renewal of our military forces goes on successfully, and there are indications of activity along the lines. It is not doubtful that there is a decline of the insurrectionary spirit in the southern people. Discontents prevail, and desertions are very numerous. On the other hand, faction finds daily diminishing encouragement in the loyal States of the Union
I am, sir, your obedient servant
Norman B. Judd, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Berlin,