Mr. Seward to Mr. Bigelow

No. 403.]

Sir: I have just now received your despatch of February 9, No. 269. In that paper you have communicated to us the proceedings which you adopted in regard to the temporary occupation of Bagdad. Those proceedings are entirely approved. All of the information which has been received from General Sheridan subsequently to the writing of Mr. Hunter’s despatch No. 375, corroborates and confirms the view of the transaction at Bagdad, which were given to you in the last mentioned paper. We trust that no occasion will arise in the future for misapprehension on that subject.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


John Bigelow, Esq., &c., &c., &c.