Mr. Campbell to Mr. Hunter

No. 20.]

Sir: Despatch No. 15, of the 13th ultimo, was received at this legation.

I enclosed copies of the three proclamations of the President of the United States, dated, respectively, April 11, 1865, contained in that despatch, to the Foreign Office of his Swedish Majesty, accompanied with a note, of which enclosure No. 1 is a copy.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,


Hon. W. Hunter, Acting Secretary of State, &c., &c., &c.

Mr. Campbell to Count Manderstrom

Sir: I have the honor to call the attention of his Majesty’s government to several proclamations issued by the President of the United States of America, dated, respectively, on the 11th ultimo, and each herewith enclosed, in print, and attested by the undersigned.

The first (enclosure No. 1) relates to the closing of certain ports of entry of the United States; the second (enclosure No. 2) relates to the port of Key West, in Florida; and the third (enclosure No. 3) has reference to the exchange of reciprocal hospitalities between war vessels of the United States of America and similar vessels of foreign powers in the ports of their respective countries.

In the language of the proclamation last referred to, (enclosure No. 3,) it is believed by the President that, “whatever claim or pretence may have existed heretofore, the United States are now, at least, entitled to claim and concede an entire and friendly equality of rights and hospitalities with all maritime nations.”

In requesting the attention of his Majesty’s government to the proclamations enclosed, I seize the occasion to assure you, sir, of my most distinguished consideration.


His Excellency Count Manderstrom, Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs, &c., &c., &c.