Mr. Campbell to Mr. Seward

No. 26.]

Sir:* * * * * * * *

I had the honor to receive copies of the proclamation by the President of the 29th of August last, removing all restrictions on trade with the States recently in insurrection, including articles contraband of war, and in an interview had yesterday with Count Manderstrom, placed one of the copies in his hands. He remarked that it was very gratifying to observe that order had been restored in the United States, and full foreign and domestic commercial relations [Page 205] re-established, and that Swedish iron and other articles of export could now go freely forward. He further observed that the disturbances in the United States had been severely felt in Sweden by diminishing the export of iron, and reducing the receipt of cotton, as well as in the high prices of tobacco, &c., and ended by congratulating me upon the restoration of authority in and through the national domain. I assured Count Manderstrom that Americans valued Swedish congratulations, and that, in a very little time, my countrymen would furnish the markets of the world with cotton and tobacco, &c., as they had done heretofore, and in increased quantities.

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, &c., &c., &c.