Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh.

No. 93.]

Sir:Your despatch of February 16, No. 84, has been received. The information received here from northern Europe tends to support the opinion you have adopted that the war between Germany and Denmark is not likely to spread beyond its present limits or to continue long. Doubtless there are elements of strife in the Mediterranean countries, but they originate in causes which are of a chronic character, and it seems probable that all parties will prefer to postpone operations during the present year.

Our own campaigin is opening with an army virtually renewed. The election indicates increased soundness and steadiness of public opinion, and devotion to the Union.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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