Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams.
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.