Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams.

No. 1903.]

Sir: I enclose herewith to you a copy of a letter of the 27th ultimo from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, from which it appears that that department having revoked certain powers heretofore conferred upon Mr. Morse, our consul at London, it is desirable that you should designate some suitable person [Page 41] to take charge and dispose of any unfinished business pertaining to the authorization above indicated, now remaining in the hands of Mr. Morse. I would suggest Mr. Dudley, United States consul at Liverpool, as a proper person to succeed Mr. Morse should there be no objection on your part to such selection.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Charles Francis Adams, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

Mr. Chandler to Mr. Seward.

Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith a letter to F. H. Morse, esq., United States consul at London, bearing even date herewith, which revokes certain authority heretofore conferred upon that gentleman by this department, and which I will thank you to cause to be transmitted to him, after perusing the same.

I have also the honor to request that you will instruct Mr. Adams, United States minister at London, to designate some suitable persons to take charge and dispose of any unfinished business, growing out of the authority heretofore conferred upon him, which may still remain in Mr. Morse’s hands.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

WM. E. CHANDLER, Acting Secretary of the Treasury.

Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.