Mr. Moran to Mr. Seward

No. 17.]

Sir: Several influential members of the House of Commons have delivered extra-parliamentary speeches to their constituents this week. That of Mr. W. E. Forster, at Bradford, has attracted the most notice. The question of reform naturally received much of his attention. I transmit a report of what he said, as it appeared in the Morning Star of the 24th instant.

The speech of Mr. Charles Gilpin, in the same newspaper, to his constituents in Northampton, contains a table of facts respecting the inequalities of borough representation, which exposes very clearly the unfairness of the system which now prevails in England.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,


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

Mr. Hunter to Mr. Adams

No. 1868.]

Sir: I transmit for your information a corrected copy of a note of the 27th instant,* addressed by the Secretary of State to Sir Frederick Bruce, and of an instruction, of the same date, to the United States consul at Toronto, in regard to the trials which are taking place in Canada, of citizens of the United States, charged with participation in the recent Fenian demonstrations against that province.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

W. HUNTER, Acting Secretary.

Charles Francis Adams, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

  1. For this enclosure see correspondence with British legation.