Mr. Sanford to Mr. Hunter

No. 267.]

Sir: I desire to supply an omission in my despatch No. 257.

The compliments of condolence and of sympathy addressed to me on the part of the King, as I have since learned from his aide-de-camp, applied also to the crime which nearly cost to the state the life of Secretary Seward.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, your most obedient servant,


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