Mr. Judd to Mr. Seward

No. 98.]

Sir: To-day, at 1o’clock, a deputation, composed of Count Joseph Potulreki and Mr. St. Motty, both members of the Prussian Chamber of Deputies, presented to me an address on the subject of the late terrible calamity to our nation, signed by the Polish members of the Prussian Chamber of Deputies, with a request to have the same laid before the government and people of the United States. I assured them of our full appreciation of this act of sympathy, and that I would not fail to immediately forward the address to my government. The address is herewith enclosed.

I am, sir, your obedient,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington.


Address of the Prussian Chamber of Deputies.

The Polish members of the Chamber of Deputies of Prussia, at this moment present in Berlin, join their German colleagues in expressing all the grief and indignation they have experienced on learning of the abominable crime to which the illustrious President Lincoln has fallen a victim—a martyr to the great cause of the abolition of slavery.

(Follow the signatures.)