Mr. Seward to Mr. Von Baumbach.

Sir : I have the honor to return with my thanks the accompaniment of your letter of the 24th of September last, which has been read with much interest. The just and enlightened views expressed by the Bavarian government in relation to the principles under which aliens in the United States are under certain circumstances held liable to military duty are very satisfactory.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

L. Von Batjmbach, Esq., Consul of Bavaria, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Pour copie conforme a l’original, Munich le 25 Septembre, 1867.

Le Secretaire General au ministre Royal des Affaires Etrangères de Barière.

D. BERTELI.