Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh.

No. 90.]

Sir: I have received your despatch of February 2, No. 83, and I thank you very sincerely for the careful and comprehensive survey of European politics [Page 327] which it presents. Since it was written war has begun between Germany and Denmark, and the discussions which that event have elicited in Great Britain seem to justify your speculations upon the probable course of her Majesty’s government with regard to it.

Our own affairs continue to improve. The movement of General Sherman involves very important consequences if it shall prove successful.

Political activity is now being directed towards the canvass, preparatory to the presidential election.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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