Mr. Seward to Mr. Motley.

No. 179.]

Sir: Your very interesting despatch of the 10th instant, No. 160, which treats of the affairs between Austria and Prussia, has been received. It is very lucid, and your conclusion that war is inevitable would seem to be just. On the other hand, I hear from Paris that the controversy is there understood to have been very recently adjusted. Should this happily prove to be the case, the change of the situation must undoubtedly have come from the resistance of popular interests in Prussia to the war policy of Count Bismarck.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


J. Lothrop Motley, Esq., &c., &c., &c.