Mr. Seward to Sir F.Bruce
My Dear Sir Frederick: I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your letter of this date, and of expressing my gratification at the intelligence it gives of the course of proceedings proposed in regard to the Fenian prisoners, as well as your friendly assurances on the subject.
I join you in the hope that no disturbance may occur on the frontier; I am sure that there will be practiced by our officials all possible diligence to prevent it.
Very faithfully yours,
Hon. Sir Frederick W. A. Bruce, &c., &c., &c.