Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward.
Sir: The bonds of the United States are rapidly increasing in favor here and throughout the continent, and are likely to be eventually absorbed in Europe. They have been placed upon the official stock list at Paris, and bankers who during the war insisted that the debt could never be paid, now advertise cash payments of its coupons.
There have been from an early period of the war large dealings here in our securities, and one of the bankers of this city has lately applied to me to ask this government to permit our bonds to be placed on the official stock list.
This I have declined to do in a letter, copy of which I have the honor to enclose herewith.
I have the honor to be, with great respect, your most obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, &c., &c., &c.