Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward.

No. 445.]

Sir: The Sultan and suite passed through Belgium coming from England and on his way to Germany on the 23d instant. He was met at the frontier by dignitaries of the court, who accompanied him to Liege, where the King with his ministers received and entertained him at supper, when he proceeded on his journey. The contemplated visit to Brussels was not made, I believe, in consequence of the mourning of the royal family.

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


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