Mr. Von Bierwirth to Mr. Seward .

Sir: I have the honor respectfully to submit to you a copy of a letter received this day from his excellency Baron de Varnbuler, minister of foreign affairs of his Majesty the King of Würtemberg, and I avail myself of this opportunity to assure you, sir, that nobody can feel greater satisfaction than the undersigned at your recovery from the assassin’s blow. The feeling of horror excited by the assault upon your life was as general and as strong as the consternation at the atrocious murder of the good President, and as general and sincere are the wishes for your restoration to perfect health.

I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, sir, your obedient servant,


Consul General of Würtemberg.

Hon. William H. Seward,
Secretary of State, &c., &c., &c.. Washington, D. C.