Mr. Seward to Sir F. Bruce

My Dear Sir: I have not yet received the transcripts of the records of the late capital trials which have taken place in Canada. It can well be conceived that the papers are voluminous, and the delay is, therefore, unavoidable; nevertheless the 13th of December is near at hand. I beg leave, therefore, to ask if you have it in your power to inform me of the probable disposition of those cases.

I am, my dear sir, very respectfully, yours,


Hon. Sir Frederick W. A. Bruce, &c., &c., &c.