Mr. Campbell to Mr. Seward
Sir: I had the honor to receive your despatch No. 10, of the 17th ultimo.
Enclosed you will please find the translated copy of a note, No. 1, received by me from Count Manderstrom, of the 27th ultimo, as well as a copy of my reply, No. 2, relating to an international exhibition to be held at Bergen, Norway, next summer.
This exhibition, to which the Foreign Office calls my “special attention,” will embrace fish of all kinds, from the whale to the minnow; fishing tackle; products and preservatives of fish; models of ships, boats, barrels, boxes, &c., &c.
This subject cannot fail to prove interesting to the fishing and trading communities of New England, and I trust the enterprise and ingenuity of my countrymen will contribute to the attraction of the occasion.
It is desired by those having the matter in charge that public attention in the United States may be called to their enterprise. I enclose copies of the programme, with a translation of the same.
I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.