Mr. Judd to Mr. Seward.

No. 64.]

Sir:* * * * *

The allied armies now possess all of Jutland, so far as any military forces occupy the same, the Danes having abandoned the fortifications at Frederica, which have been occupied by the allies. The Danes have also abandoned all of the mainland of the province of Jutland.

The work at the London conference goes on very slowly. The representative at London can give earlier and more exact information as to the real position of affairs in that conference than I can from this point.

The proposition for an armistice in the form proposed by England and France has been rejected by Prussia and Austria. The position of those governments on the subject of an armistice is as follows: They demand an abandonment of the blockade of the German harbors, the surrender of the prizes captured, and [Page 215] the evacuation and surrender of the island of Alsen, which is a port of Schleswig, upon which terms they, on their part, seem disposed to agree to the evacuation of Jutland by their forces and an armistice.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington.