Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward.
Sir : I have just received from Prince Hohenlohe, the Bavarian minister, the communication of which I enclose you a copy. Meantime I shall address a few lines to Prince Hohenlohe explaining to him that your approval of the liberality of the Bavarian government has reference to its recognition of the inherent right of expatriation. I shall also not leave him in doubt about your views, such as they appear on record in this office, respecting the enforcement of penalties [Page 590]against an emigrant for military service that had not become due at the time of his emigration.
I have the honor to be, sir, yours, sincerely,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.