Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward.
Sir : Herewith I enclose to you a copy of my answer to Prince Hohenlohe, and a translation of the same into English. The object of this reply is—-first, [Page 591]to state explicitly my interpretation of his letter as implying a fall recognition of the right of expatriation ; secondly, to correct immediately his error respecting your views on the right of the naturalized emigrants ; and thirdly, to obtain relief for Mr. Bordroff, partly by argument and partly by request,
Your circular enclosing duplicate copies of the President’s proclamation of September 3d, is received; also your letter No. 16, containing the President’s letter of ceremony to the Grand Duke of Baden, which will be promptly forwarded through the proper channel.
I have the honor to be, sir, yours, sincerely,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.