Mr. John C. Wright to Mr. Seward.
Sir: * * * * * * * *
The “ upper house,” on the 24th ultimo, agreed unanimously to the present draft of the constitution. At 3 p. m. on the same day the Prussian Landtag was closed. Chevalier Von der Heydt, minister of finance, read a royal message from the King. I enclose herewith a copy of the speech in German.
The constitution has been promulgated in all the states of the Bund. On and after to-day it will come into force throughout the northern states.
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I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.[Page 583]