Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh.

No. 89.]

Sir:Your despatch of January 8, without a number, has been received. The President does not distrust the friendship of the King of Italy. The correspondence between Jefferson Davis and the Holy Father, although it necessarily assumes some significance in Italian and certain other continental circles, produces no effect here. The temper of the people has become too calm and firm to be disturbed by foreign speculations upon our domestic affairs.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


George P. Marsh, Esq., &c., &c., &c., Turin.