Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck.

Sir: Your telegram of this date is received. The request it contains is reasonable, and the good offices of the government in that direction would in every way be proper. You will, however, notice in the public journals an unanswered application of a kindred nature which has already been made by Captain Roe to President Juarez.

I think it will be well, before acting on your present suggestion, to wait perhaps a day or two to learn what answer President Juarez has made to Captain Roe’s solicitation.

When I shall have received that information I will again communicate with you upon the subject.

I am, sir, with high consideration, your obedient servant,


Count Wydenbruck, &c., &c., &c.