Mr. Campbell to Mr. Hunter

No. 22.]

Sir: I have the honor to enclose a copy of the reply of Count Manderstrom, his Swedish Majesty’s minister of state and of foreign affairs, to my note of the 8th instant, (see despatch No. 20,) conveying to him three proclamations issued by the President of the United States.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,


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


Count Manderstrom to Mr. Campbell

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the reception of the note addressed to me by you, dated the 8th of this month, announcing three proclamations, published a few days before the detestable crime which put an end to his life, by the late President Lincoln: The first on the closing of certain ports of the United States; the second relating to the port of Key West; and the third concerning the treatment accorded in ports of the United States to the ships-of war of foreign nations.

I have not failed to observe them with the interest due their contents, and am happy to say, in regard to the last of these proclamations, that the restrictions which maybe imposed upon the vessels-of-war of foreign nations in the ports of the United States will not be applicable to those of the King my august sovereign, the government of his Majesty having never refused to the ships of the United States the most favorable treatment, while it is a duty to acknowledge that such has also been the reception accorded to its own in the ports of the United States.

I avail myself of this occasion to renew to you, sir, the assurance of my most distinguished consideration.


Mr. Campbell, Minister Resident of the United States of America, &c., &c., &c.