Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward.

No. 422.]

Sir: The Count de Flander was married to the Princess Marie de Hohenzollern at Berlin on the 25th. The King was present, having gone on to Berlin on the 23d, on his return to Paris. Their royal highnesses made their entry in Brussels on the 30th, and were received by the authorities, civil and military, and by the people, with every demonstration of respect and consideration.

On the 2d they received the diplomatic corps, and will soon proceed to Paris, where the King proposes going again in a few days.

The King of Prussia is expected to visit King Leopold on his way to Paris next month, and to spend a day or two here, providing, always, a satisfactory solution of the Luxembourg question is arrived at.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, your most obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.