Mr. Motley to Mr. Seward.

No. 191.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your No. 189, of date June 9, in which you inform me that the communication of the imperial royal minister of foreign affairs, in relation to the volunteers enlisted for Mexico, has been received by the President with sincere satisfaction. I did not fail to communicate at once, in a note to Count Mensdorff, the substance of your despatch, expressing your cordial appreciation of the just, friendly, and liberal proceedings of the Austrian government to the United States on this, as on many other occasions, and your assurance of reciprocal good will and friendship cherished in the United States for the government and people of Austria.

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


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