Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward
Sir: The slip herewith transmitted is of little importance in itself. It came to me in an envelope without any name. But I think it advisable that you should be put in possession of it as a clue to certain movements of intriguing and desperate people on this side. The ephemeral newspaper from which it is taken is just set up, and is supposed to be the organ of some of the remnant of the directors of the deceased Index, who are still animated with a hope of stirring up the embers of strife between the two countries. It is alleged that Mr. George Saunders is here, making some use or other of the Fenian agitation as one, and of the Mexican question as another engine to bring about a combination between England and France, for vague purposes, perhaps scarcely shaped in the minds of the intriguers themselves.
I cannot perceives the smallest indication of any disposition in the press generally to give sanction or currency to their ideas.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.