Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward.
It would be consolation for the imperial family to know emperor Maximilian’s remains are in his own grave and coffin—if possible a metallic one. This is, perhaps, not the case. May we hope that Mr. Secretary will instruct American minister in Mexico to ask in American government’s name that this be done? and perhaps be present at trans-exhumation, as Mr. Otterbourg knew person of emperor. Of course, all expenses refunded by me.
Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.