Mr. Seward to Mr. Judd.

No. 75.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of May 28, No. 66, and I thank you for the interesting information it contains.

The Baron von Gerolt shortly goes on a leave of absence to Berlin. He has been long in the service, and holds a distinguished rank in the diplomatic society of this capital. During all the vicissitudes of our affairs, while he has faithfully advocated and defended the interests of his country, he has at the same time been a firm, frank, and hopeful friend of this government and country. It will be especially agreeable to me if you shall be able to impress upon the government of Prussia a conviction that the Baron is held in the highest esteem and respect, not only by the President, but by the people of the United States.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Norman B. Judd, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Berlin.