Papers relating to foreign affairs.

GREAT BRITAIN.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
1275 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Nov. 23 Return of Mr. Adams to London. Conversation with Lord Stanley as to plan of settling Alabama claims. 25
1277 do Nov. 24 Difference of opinion between Consuls Dudley and Morse as to withdrawal of suits against Fraser, Trenholm & Co. 27
Tel. Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Nov. 29 Action of Consul Morse disavowed and Mr. Morse ordered home. 33
Tel. Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Dec. 1 Has disavowed the Morse contract 33
1282 do Dec. 1 Continuance of suits against Fraser, Trenholm & Co. 33
1284 do Dec. 6 The great reform demonstration in London 34
1286 do Dec. 7 Reception of copies of despatches which were addressed by Lord Stanley to Sir F. Bruce, reopening negotiation concerning the Alabama claims. Reply to Mr. Seward’s despatch No. 1835. 35
1287 do Dec. 7 Alarm in Ireland on account of the Fenian demonstrations in America and the departure of Stephens. 35
1288 do Dec. 8 Lord Stanley’s statement in regard to demand for copies of the record of the trial of Lynch and McMahon. 36
1885 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Dec.10 Our claims on the ground of violations of neutrality. 36
1886 do Dec.10 Case of John Willis Menard, arrested at Jamaica for alleged complicity in insurrection. 37
1889 do Dec.14 Suit against Fraser, Trenholm & co. 37
1894 do Dec.24 Ground assumed by the United States when asking for the record of the trial of Lynch and McMahon. 38
1895 do Dec.24 Appointment of Isaac F. Redfield as counsel for the government in the matter of the recovery of rebel property. 38
1293 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Dec.28 Advising settlement of suit against Fraser, Trenholm & Co. 39
1867
1297 do Jan. 2 Mr. Morse’s statement In answer to deposition of Mr. Hull. 39
1903 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Jan. 4 As to the revocation of the powers conferred by the Treasury upon Mr. Morse in the case of Eraser, Trenholm & Co. 40
1299 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Jan. 5 Transmitting London Times containing article on the disputed questions between the two countries. 41
1301 do Jan. 9 Transmitting London Times’ comments on the proposition to arbitrate the differences between the two countries. 43
[Page II]1867.
1905 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Jan. 11 Enclosing communication from Kathleen M. Meany in behalf of her father. 44
1906 do Jan. 12 Reply to Lord Stanley’s review of Mr. Seward’s despatch, No. 1835, concerning the so-called Alabama claims. 45
1907 do Jan. 12 Appreciative of Mr. Adams’s suggestion as to settling the litigation in the matter of Fraser, Trenholm & Co. 55
1910 do Jan. 15 Case of Captain C. U. O’Connell, arrested on charge of complicity with the Fenians. 55
1921 do Jan. 24 Application of certain ship-owners of New York to the British government to have light-houses erected in the Caribbean sea. 57
1306 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Jan. 25 Publication of volume containing Alabama correspondence. 57
1307 do Jan. 25 Nomination of Mr. Dudley to take charge of business relating to the Fraser, Trenholm & Co. affair. 58
1308 do Jan. 25 Surrender of the steamer Beatrice alias Rappahannock. 58
1309 do Jan. 25 Arrest of Meany on the ground of complicity with the designs of Stephens against Ireland. 60
1315 do Feb. 6 Receipt of watch for Captain Furney, and transmitting Queen’s speech on the opening of Parliament. 60
1316 do Feb. 6 Case of Charles U. O’Connell 62
1321 do Feb. 13 A procession of the working classes in London and intended compliment to the American minister. 63
1933 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Feb. 15 Instructions have been sent to Mr. Dudley to supersede Mr. Morse in the case of Fraser, Trenholm & Co. 64
1323 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Feb. 19 Case of Captain O’Connell 64
1328 do Feb. 27 Reform question in parliamentary representation. 64
1330 do Mar. 2 Opinion of Sir R. P. Collier, late solicitor general, on the confederate cotton loan. 65
1332 do Mar. 6 Division in the cabinet on the reform bill, and resignation of several members thereof 66
1333 do Mar. 8 Establishment by the British government of light-houses at the entrance of the Caribbean sea. 66
1334 do Mar. 8 Another attempt at insurrection in Ireland 67
1341 do Mar. 20 Presentation of the bill for the extension of the franchise. 67
1946 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Mar. 21 Respecting the pursuit of hostile Indians in portions of British America in order to protect the emigrant road from Minnesota to Montana. 68
Tel. do Mar. 25 Instructed to appeal from Wood’s judgment in Wagner case. 70
1951 do Mar. 25 Case of John H. Rogers, imprisoned in Mount joy prison at or near Dublin. 70
1343 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Mar. 27 Bill for the extension of the franchise 74
1952 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Mar. 28 Condition of affairs between this government and that of Great Britain. Naturalized citizens and so-called Alabama claims. 75
1954 do Mar. 29 Instruction addressed to Mr. Burlingame, United States minister in China, relative to French regulations at Shanghai. 77
[Page III]1867.
Mar. 29 Circular relative to diplomatic uniform 77
1348 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. April 10 Value of United States securities affected by the threatening state of the relations between France and Prussia relative to the Luxembourg question. 78
1350 do April 13 Case of John H. Rogers 78
1351 do April 13 The enfranchising measure of the government carried. 79
1354 do April 15 Interview with Lord Stanley relative to the proposal about protecting the emigrant road from Minnesota to Montana. 79
1355 do April 15 Interview with Lord Stanley with a view to come to an understanding as to the difficulties in the way of a speedy arrangement of the questions between the two countries. 80
1965 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. April 16 Declines the proposition of Great Britain to refer the Alabama claims to arbitration. 81
1357 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. April 23 Domestic affairs of Great Britain and withdrawal of Mr. Gladstone from the lead of the opposition. 81
1361 do May 2 Conference with Lord Stanley on the arbitration of the Alabama claims. 82
1971 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. May 2 No present prospect of an agreement upon the said claims, and the controversy thus to remain open indefinitely. 83
1362 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. May 3 Notifying receipt of balance due on the first instalment of Japanese indemnity. 84
1364 do May 7 Action of the ministry on the measure for extending the franchise. Right of the people to assemble in Hyde Park. 85
1975 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. May 8 Uncertainty as to the continuance of peace in Europe. 86
1366 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. May 11 Result of the conference of the great powers upon the case of the Duchy of Luxembourg. 87
1981 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. May 15 Instruction in the cases of United States citizens tried for treason in Ireland. 87
1984 do May 17 Transmitting depositions in case of William Jackson, under sentence of death for treason in Ireland. 88
1369 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. May 18 Cases of United States citizens under trial for offences committed in Ireland. 90
1986 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. May 20 The limitation upon the arbitration of the Alabama claims, proposed by Lord Stanley, not to be acceded to. 92
1370 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. May 21 Application of W. W. Holmes on behalf of English bondholders’ claims upon Mexico. 93
1990 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. May 27 Case of William Jackson, alias John McCafferty, under sentence of death, in Ireland, charged with treason. 94
1374 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. May 28 Relative to Mr. Rangabe, minister from Greece to the United States. 95
1375 do May 28 Application for writ of error in case of John McCafferty. Cases of Burke and McClure. 95
1379 do June 4 Has declined to incur further responsibility for the costs in the case of McCafferty. 98
1996 Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. Adams. June 4 Enclosing letter from James A. Hamilton in behalf of John McClure, arrested in Ireland. 99
1998 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. June 10 Instruction to remonstrate against the export duty of 20 per cent. levied in New Brunswick upon lumber, the produce of the State of Maine. 99
[Page IV] 1867.
1999 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. June 12 Mexican bondholders 101
2001 do June 12 As to Mr. Rangabe, minister from Greece 101
1383 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. June 12 Adjournment of Parliament. Attempted assassination of the Emperor of Russia. Position taken by the Queen. 101
1386 do June 14 Speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the reform question. 103
2005 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. June 20 Appeal from the decision of the court in the case of John McCafferty. 106
1392 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. June 22 John McClure, commutation of capital sentence to imprisonment for life. 106
1393 do June 22 Gold medal awarded to Dr. Isaac I. Hayes, by the Royal Geographical Society. 107
1399 do July 3 Interview with Lord Stanley with reference to export duty of 20 per cent. levied in New Brunswick upon lumber, the product of the State of Maine. 107
1401 do July 5 Refusal of writ of error in case of John McCafferty. 108
2016 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. July 9 Case of William J. Nagle 112
1402 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. July 6 Effect in Europe of the death of Maxmilian 113
1404 do July 9 In regard to the banishment of John Willis Menard from Jamaica. 114
2017 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. July 13 Case of Patrick Kane, arrested in Ireland — 115
1405 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. July 13 Death of Maximilian. Effect in England. Desire for the intervention of the United States. 115
1407 do July 16 Interview with Blaque Bey, Turkish minister to the United States. Visit of the Sultan to England. 116
2021 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. July 18 Death of Maxmilian and Mexican affairs 116
1409 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. July 22 Relative to diplomatic uniforms 117
2031 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Aug. 6 Case of Owen Dwyer 117
2032 do Aug. 7 Cases of Nagle and Warren 120
2033 do Aug. 7 Case of Stephen J. Meany 121
1421 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Aug. 9 Extension of the suffrage in England 122
2037 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Aug. 12 Arbitration of the Alabama claims. Lord Stanley’s views. 123
2038 do Aug. 13 Instruction to Mr. Dickinson relative to a question between Great Britain and Nicaragua. 124
2039 do Aug. 13 Diplomatic uniforms 124
2042 do Aug. 16 Case of John McClure 125
2043 do Aug. 20 Case of Augustine E. Costello 125
1426 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Aug. 21 Case of Owen Dwyer. Consul West’s proceedings towards his release. 126
1427 do Aug. 23 Transmitting copy of the Queen’s speech on the prorogation of Parliament. 127
Tel. do Aug. 23 Cases of Warren and Nagle 128
1428 do Aug. 23 Cases of Warren and Nagle 128
1429 do Aug. 23 Case of Stephen J. Meany 129
2045 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Aug. 26 Extension of the suffrage in England 130
[Page V] 1867.
2048 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Aug 26 Relative to a line of steamships to the British West Indies. 130
1433 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Aug. 27 Cases of John McCafferty, John McClure, J. H. Lawlor, Patrick Kane, (or Carr,) and James Lawless. 131
2049 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Aug. 30 Relative to the suspension of the habeas corpus act in England. 132
1438 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Sept.3 Case of John Warren 133
Gir. Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Sept.5 Transmitting the President’s proclamation. 136
1442 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Sept.6 Relative to circulation of counterfeit United States notes at Leeds. 138
1443 do Sept.7 Organization of the Abyssinian expedition. 138
Tel. Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams, Sept. 13 Fenian report referred to in No. 1428 pronounced to be a fiction. 139
2053 do Sept. 13 Requesting copy of judicial proceedings against citizens of the United States in Great Britain. 139
1447 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Sept. 13 Interview with Lord Stanley in regard to arbitration of claims. 139
1448 do Sept. 13 Cases of Nagle and Warren 140
1453 do Sept. 14 Utterance of counterfeit United States notes at Hull, England. 141
2054 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Sept. 14 Case of Nagle and Warren 142
2055 do Sept. 16 Efforts of British officers for the rescue of the crew of the “Rover,” wrecked on Formosa. 143
Tel. do Sept. 19 Death of Sir Frederick Bruce 144
Tel. do Sept. 20 Case of Warren and Nagle 144
2056 do Sept. 20 Case of Warren and Nagle 144
1455 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Sept. 21 Cases of Nagle and Warren 145
1457 do Sept. 23 Case of Warren and Nagle 151
2058 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Sept. 24 Case of William J. Nagle 152
2059 do Sept. 25 Death of Sir Frederick Bruce 154
2060 do Sept. 25 Arbitration of claims 155
2068 do Oct. 3 United States citizens arrested in Ireland 155
2069 do Oct. 3 Consul West’s correspondence with the authorities in Ireland relative to arrested United States citizens. 156
2072 do Oct. 8 Cases of Warren and Nagle 157
1459 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Oct.10 Case of Warren and Nagle 157
1463 do Oct.12 Case of Warren and Nagle 158
2074 Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. Adams. Oct.15 Cases of Warren and Nagle 158
1464 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Oct.16 “ Rover,” wrecked on Formosa 158
1466 do Oct.19 Case of Warren and Nagle 159
1467 do Oct.23 Rights of American citizens in Great Britain. 160
1469 do Oct.26 Case of Warren and Nagle 161
2082 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Oct.31 Case of Warren and Nagle 165
1472 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Nov. 1 Case of Warren and Nagle 165
1474 do Nov. 2 Death of Sir F. Bruce. Interview with Lord Stanley relative to a successor. Effect upon questions at issue. 170
1476 do Nov. 5 Trial of persons implicated in the disturbance at Manchester. Remarks. Cases of Warren and Nagle. 171
[Page VI] 1867. .
2087 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Nov. 5 Rights of American citizens abroad 173
1478 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Nov. 9 Cases of Costello, Halpin, Warren, and Nagle 174
Tel. Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Nov. 15 Case of Warren 174
2091 do Nov. 15 Case of Warren 174
2093 do Nov. 16 Views of Mr. Bright on the Alabama claims 175
1481 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Nov. 16 Case of Warren. The Manchester disturbance 175
1482 do Nov. 18 Case of Warren and Costello 176
Tel. Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Nov. 19 Cases of O’Brien and McCondon 176
2096 do Nov. 21 The Manchester disturbance. Cases of O’Brien, McCondon, and Warren. 176
Tel. do Nov. 22 Case of O’Brien and McCondon 177
1484 Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward. Nov. 22 Case of the Manchester prisoner 177
2097 Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. Nov. 23 The question between Nicaragua and Great Britain. 178
2101 do Nov. 27 Cases of Warren, Costello, Nagle, and the Manchester prisoners. 179
2102 do Nov. 29 The arbitration upon the Alabama claims 179
2103 do Dec. 2 Instruction to give Lord Stanley a copy of No. 2102. 180
2105 do Dec. 2 Case of Warren 180
british legation.
1866.
Mr. Seward to Sir F. Bruce. Dec. 6 The late capital trials in Canada. 180
Sir F. Bruce to Mr. Seward. Dec. 7 Same subject 181
do Dec. 8 Prisoners sentenced in Canada respited 181
Mr. Seward to Sir Dec. 8 Same subject 181

F. Bruce.

Do

Dec. 14 Case of Robert B.Lynch 181
Do Dec. 29 Light-houses upon the Chinese coast 182
1867.
Sir F. Brace to Mr. Seward. Jan. 3 Eelative to the maintenance of foreign lunatics in asylums. 183
do Jan. 7 Arbitration of the Alabama claims. Transmitting communication from Lord Stanley to Sir F. Bruce of November 30. 183
1866.
Lord Stanley to Sir F. Bruce. Nov. 30 American claims independent of the Alabama claims. 188
Mr. Seward to Sir F. Brace. 1867. Jan. 7 The capital conviction in Canada 189
Sir F. Bruce to Mr. Seward. Jan. 10 Same subject 190
Mr. Seward to Sir F. Bruce. Jan. 12 Arbitration upon the Alabama and other claims. 190
Lord Stanley to Sir F. Bruce. Mar. 9 The Alabama and kindred claims 191
Mr. Seward to Sir F. Bruce. May 13 Cases of Lynch and McMahon 193
Sir F. Bruce to Mr. Seward. May 21 New regulations for the foreign settlements at Shanghai. 195
Lord Stanley to Sir F. Bruce. May 24 Arbitration of the Alabama and kindred claims 198
[Page VII] 1867.
Sir F. Bruce to Mr. Seward. May 27 Commutation of capital sentences on Burke and McCafferty. 200
Tel. Sir F. Bruce to Lord Stanley. Relative to execution in Fenian cases 200
Mr. F. W. Seward to Sir F. Bruce. June 8 New regulations for foreign settlements at Shanghai. 200
Sir F. Brace to Mr. Seward. July 3 International code of maritime signals 201
Mr. Seward to Sir F. Bruce. July 8 Same subject 201
Mr. Hunter to Sir F. Bruce. July 24 Same subject 202
Mr. Seward to Sir F. Bruce. July 27 Alabama claims 203
Sir F. Bruce to Mr. Seward. Aug. 2 International code of marine signals 203
Tel. Sir F. Bruce to Lord Stanley. Aug. 22 Case of Nagle and Warren 203
Mr. Ford to Mr. Seward. Sept. 21 Death of Sir F. Bruce 203
Lord Stanley to Mr. Seward. Sept. 21 Death of Sir F. Bruce. Appointment of Mr. Ford as chargé d’affaires ad interim. 204
Mr. Seward to Mr. Ford. Sept. 21 Death of Sir F. Bruce 204
Mr. Ford to Mr. Seward. Sept. 25 Intervention of the United States in behalf of foreigners in Mexico. 205
do Sept. 25 Simonosaki indemnity 205
Mr. Seward to Mr. Ford. Sept. 26 Same subject 205
Lord Stanley to Mr. Ford. Oct. 12 Death of Sir F. Brace. Grateful appreciation of the attentions paid his remains by the people of the United States. 206
Mr. Seward to Mr. Ford. Nov. 2 Reception of Mr. Ford by the President 207
Mr. Ford to Mr. Seward. Nov. 9 Relative to an alteration in the system of judicial procedure affecting foreigners in Egypt. 207
Mr. Seward to Mr. Ford. Nov. 9 Same subject 209
Lord Stanley to Mr. Ford. Nov. 16 Relative to the settlement of the Alabama and kindred claims. 209

FRANCE.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Dix. Nov. 23 Evacuation of Mexico by the French 212
3 do Dec. 14 Condition of affairs on the Rio Grande 212
1 Mr. Dix to Mr. Seward. Dec. 24 Arrival at Paris. Presentation to the Emperor. 213
3 do Dec. 31 Evacuation of Mexico by the French 214
1867.
4 do Jan. 1 Exemption of French vessels in American ports from tonnage duties. 215
5 do Jan. 4 Reception of the diplomatic body by the Emperor. 215
6 do Jan. 8 Abolition of tonnage duties on French ships in American ports. 216
[Page VIII] 1867.
8 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dix. Jan. 11 Delivery to Mrs. Lincoln of the gold medal presented by citizens of France. 216
11 do Jan. 18 Affairs in Mexico 218
17 Mr. Dix to Mr. Seward. Jan. 22 Probable political changes in France 226
21 do Jan. 28 Cattle plague existing in France 230
31 do Feb. 15 Cattle plague in Belgium 231
32 do Feb. 15 Transmitting the Emperor’s speech at the opening of the legislative session. 231
35 do Feb. 19 Relating to the United States and Mexico 233
51 do Mar. 11 Proposed changes in the military of France 234
55 do Mar. 15 Transmitting translation of the proposed laws on the press. 236
57 do Mar. 18 Evacuation of Mexico by the French. 237
62 do April 9 M. Rouher’s speech on the political future of nations 238
74 do April 26 The political atmosphere of Europe 239
75 do April 30 Same subject 239
65 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dix. May 1 M. Rouher’s speech on the political future of nations. 240
80 Mr. Dix to Mr. Seward. May 14 The London conference on the Luxembourg question. 240
Tel. do June 1 Desire of the Emperor for American intervention on behalf of Maximilian. 242
85 do June 1 Same subject 242
90 do June 11 Intervention in the Paraguayan war 243
91 do June 15 Same subject 246
92 do June 18 Attempted assassination of the Emperor of Russia, at Paris. 250
93 do June 19 American intervention in behalf of Maximilian. 252
85 Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. Dix. June 21 Same subject 252
88 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dix. July 3 Claim of the Alacran Mining Company 253
102 Mr. Dix to Mr. Seward. July 12 Speeches of Messrs Thiers, Rouher, and Favre, upon the Mexican question. 254
105 do July 20 Claim of the Arizona Mining Company 268
109 do July 26 New regulations for foreign settlements at Shanghai. 269
111 do July 29 Correspondence between the Brazilian and Paraguayan ministers at Paris. 272
112 do July 29 Arrival of Admiral Farragut at Paris 280
138 do Oct.18 Personal indisposition. The Italian question. 280
139 do Oct. 22 Affairs in Italy 281
142 do Oct. 24 Same subject 282
145 do Oct. 29 Reception of the diplomatic body by the Emperor of Austria in Paris. 282
146 do Oct. 29 The Italian question 282
126 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dix. Nov. 8 Same subject 283
152 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Seward. Nov. 15 Intervention of the United States in European affairs. 284
155 Mr. Dix to Mr. Seward. Nov. 19 Transmitting copy of the Emperor’s speech at the opening of the legislative chambers. 284
132 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dix. Nov. 27 Policy of the United States relative to intervention in European affairs. 287
french legation.
1866.
The Marquis de Montholon to Mr. Seward. Dec. 15 Reciprocal exemption of vessels from tonnage duties. 287
[Page IX] 1866.
Mr. Seward to the Marquis de Montholon. Dec. 18 Same subject 288
Mr. Seward to M. Berthemy. Dec. 28 Same subject 289
1867.
M. Berthemy to Mr. Seward. Jan. 9 International code of maritime signals 289
Mr. Seward to M. Berthemy. Jan. 21 Enclosing memorandum of conversation between them relative to the Mexican question. 290
Do Jan.30 International code of maritime signals 291
Mem. do Feb. 7 Mediation of the United States in the South American war. 291
Do Mar14 Right of foreign residents at Valparaiso to reclamations on account of the bombardment of that place. 292
M. Berthemy to Mr. Seward. July 8 International code of maritime signals 292
Mr. Hunter to M. Berthemy. July 24 Same subject 292
M. Berthemy to Mr. Seward. Aug. 8 Protection of French interests in Mexico 293
Mr. Seward to M. Berthemy. Nov. 20 Same subject 292
M. Berthemy to Mr. Seward. Nov. 23 Same subject 294
international monetary conference.
1867
M. Berthemy to Mr. Seward. Jan. 4 Proposal for the conference 295
Mr. Seward to M. Berthemy. Feb. 13 Readiness of the United States government to enter the conference. 297
M. Berthemy to Mr. Seward. May 27 Organization of the commission 298
Mr. Seward to M. Berthemy. May 29 Appointment of Mr. Ruggles on the part of the United States. 299
Mr. Seward to Mr. Ruggles. May 29 Same subject 299
74 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dix. May 29 Same subject 300
Mr. Ruggles to Mr. Seward. May 30 Interest felt by European nations in the objects of the conference. 300
Mr. F.W.Seward to Mr. Ruggles. June 21 Same subject 303
100 Mr. Dix to Mr. Seward. June 28 Appointment of Mr. Ruggles 304
Mr. Ruggles to Mr. Seward. July 12 Transmitting reports of the proceedings of the conference. 305
Do July 18 Proceedings of the conference 345
M. Berthemy to Mr. Seward. Aug. 28 Conclusion of the conference 355
Mr. Seward to M. Berthemy. Sept. 16 Same subject 356
Do Sept. 30 Same subject 356
Mr. Ruggles to Mr. Seward. Oct. 4 Transmitting report of the committee on weights and measures. 357
Mr. Dumas to the President. Nov. 5 Transmitting specimens of international coins. 358
[Page X] 1867.
The President to Mr. Dumas. Nov.27 Acknowledgment 359
Mr. Dumas to Mr. Seward. Nov. 5 Same subject 359
Mr. Seward to Mr. Dumas. Nov. 27 Acknowledgment 360
Mr. Ruggles to Mr. Seward. Nov. 7 General features of the plan agreed to by the conference. 360

RUSSIA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
Mr. Fox to Mr. Seward. Dec. 17 Transmitting historical papers in Russian language, intended for the government of the United States. 381
Mr. Seward to Mr. Fox. Dec. 20 Acknowledgment their receipt 381
1867.
132 Mr. Clay to Mr. Seward. Feb. 9 Presentation of Captain T. Morris Chester to the Emperor. 382
Mr. Fox to Mr. Seward. Feb. 25 His reception in Russia 382
Mr. Seward to Mr. Fox. Feb. 25 Same subject 384
135 Mr. Clay to Mr. Seward. Mar. 20 Policy of Russia in Europe and Asia 384
239 Mr. Seward to Mr. Clay. Mar. 28 Suspension of the Russo-American telegraph enterprise. 385
241 do April 1 Transmitting copy of the Alaska treaty 388
140 Mr. Clay to Mr. Seward. May 10 Arrival of the treaty. General feeling in regard to it. 390
143 do May 24 Proposed visit of the Grand Duke Alexis 391
144 do May 24 Departure of the Emperor for Paris in connection with the eastern question. 392
145 do June8 Attempted assassination of the Emperor 392
253 Mr. Seward to Mr. Clay. July 2 Contemplated visit of the Grand Duke Alexis. 392
255 do July 2 Attempted assassination of the Emperor 393
147 Mr. Clay to Mr. Seward. July 5 The Russian treaty as applying to the Fur Company’s property. 393
147 Mr. Fox to Mr. Seward. July 23 Donation of books to the Smithsonian Institution. 394
150 Mr. Clay to Mr. Seward. July 26 Escape of the Emperor from assassination. 394
152 do Aug. 28 Reception of Admiral Farragut 395
Mr. Seward to Mr. Fox. Sept. 20 Acknowledging donation of books to the Smithsonian Institution. 395
163 Mr. Clay to Mr. Seward. Nov. 21 Transmitting description of the imperial land system of Russian America. 395
russian legation.
1867.
Mr. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl. Mar. 14 Mediation of the United States in the South American war. 399
Do Mar. 23 Sixth article of the treaty of cession 399
Mr. de Stoeckl to Mr. Seward. Mar. 25 Same subject 399
Do Mar. 17-29 The Emperor’s consent to the cession 400
Tel. do May 15 The Emperor’s consent to the cession 400
[Page XI] 1867.
Mr. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl. May 20 Shipment of merchandise to Alaska 400
Mr. de Stoeckl to Mr. Seward. May 22 Same subject 401
Mr. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl. June 2 Contemplated visit of the Grand Duke Alexis. 401
Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl. June 4 Revenue cutter to be despatched to Sitka 402
Mr. de Stoeckl to Mr. Seward. June 7 Same subject 403
Do Aug. 13 The transfer of the ceded territory 404
Mr. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl. Aug. 13 Appointment of General Rousseau as commissioner to receive the territory. 405
Do Aug. 15 Pacific Mail Steamship Company offer the free hospitalities of their steamers to the Russian commissioner. 406
Do Aug. 15 Accommodations for troops at Sitka 406
Mr. de Stoeckl to Mr. Seward. Aug. 20 Same subject 406
do Oct. 23 Free entry at Sitka 407
Mr. Seward to Mr. de Stoeckl. Oct. 29 Illegal attempts to occupy land in Alaska. 407

THE NETHERLANDS.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
1 Mr. Ewing to Mr. Seward. Dec. 1 Reception at the court 409
1867.
4 do Jan. 1 The rinderpest in the Netherlands 409
7 do Jan. 21 Same subject 410
8 do Feb. 25 25 Political affairs 410
9 do Mar. 16 Rinderpest in Europe 410
11 do April 30 Same subject 411
12 do May 18 18 The Luxembourg question 411
14 do June 30 The rinderpest 412
19 do Sept. 20 The Luxembourg question 412
22 do Nov.14 Proceedings of the Netherlands chambers 413

CHINA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
174 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. Oct. 13 Chinese indemnity fund 414
44 Mr. Williams to Mr. Seward. Oct. 24 Wreck of the “Surprise,” off the coast of Corea. 414
45 do Oct. 31 Treaty relation of china 417
175 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. Nov. 30 The Chinese indemnity 418
122 Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. Dec. 12 Relations of the French and the Chinese 419
123 do Dec. 15 Missionaries murdered in Corea 425
124 do Dec. 15 Murder of the crew of the “General Sherman,” by the Coreans. 426
125 do Dec. 18 New regulations for the foreign settlement at Shanghai. 429
[Page XII] 1866.
178 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. Dec. 29 Lights and buoys on the coast of China 448
180 do Dec. 29 Confiscation of property for breach of treaty 449
1867.
126 Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. Jan. 3 Freedom of the press in china 449
Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. Jan. 17 Coolie trade(circular) 451
182 do Jan. 21 Sen-Ki-Yu’s eulogy on Washington 452
183 do Jan. 21 East India Telegraph company 452
128 Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. Feb. 9 Sen-Ki-Yu’s eulogy on Washington 453
129 do Feb. 9 The relative rank of naval commanders and consuls. 455
184 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. Feb.11 East India Telegraph Company 456
186 do Feb. 11 Lights and buoys on the coast of China 458
188 do Feb. 23 Wreck of the “Surprise” and of the “General Sherman.” 459
131 Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. Mar. 13 The Chinese indemnity 459
190 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. Mar. 18 Presentation of a watch to the Rev. Mr. Gillies for services to the crew of the “Surprise.” 461
193 do Mar. 25 Expulsion of American merchants from the north bank of the Yangtsi. 462
194 do Mar. 25 New regulations of the foreign settlement at Shanghai. 465
133 Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. Mar. 29 Lights and buoys on the coast of China 467
195 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. April 5 The Chinese indemnity 471
196 do April 5 The East India Telegraph Company 471
134 Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. April 10 Establishment of the scientific institution at Peking. 472
137 do April 23 The attack on the Rover, at Formosa 477
138 do May 1 Pilot regulations proposed by the Chinese government. 478
140 do May 8 Appointment of Wo-Jin to the foreign office of China. 482
141 do May 22 Railroads and Telegraphs company 483
142 do May 27 Protection of missionaries in china 485
200 Mr. F.W. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. June 5 Relative rank of naval commanders and consular officers. 490
142 bis Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. June 19 Case of the bark Rover 490
202 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. June 20 Same subject 498
144 Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. July 14 The Chinese indemnity 500
204 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. July 6 Scientific institution in china 501
206 do July 15 Case of the Rover 501
145 Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. July 17 Modification of the treaty in regard to port regulations. 502
207 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. July 18 Regulations in regard to pilotage 505
208 Mr. Hunter to Mr. Burlingame. July 24 Light-houses on the coast of China 506
210 do July 24 Case of the bark Rover 507
213 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. Aug. 23 Same subject 507
[Page XIII] 1867.
214 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burlingame. Sept. 13 Chinese indemnity 507
215 do Sept. 20 Case of the bark Rover 508
216 do Sept. 20 New regulations for the foreign settlements at Shanghai. 508
217 do Sept. 20 Railroad and telegraphic improvements in China. 509
219 do Oct. 2 New regulations for the foreign settlements at Shanghai. 509
221 do Oct. 5 Lights and buoys on the coast of China 509
224 do Nov. 11 Modification of the treaty in regard to port regulations. 512
149 Mr. Burlingame to Mr. Seward. Nov. 14 Presentation of the portrait of Washington to Sen-Ki-Yu 512

SPAIN.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
65 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward, Nov. 17 Quarantine of certain American vessels in Spanish ports. 516
52 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Dec. 20 Mediation in the South American war 517
74 S Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. 1867. Jan. 7 Same subject 518
78 do Jan. 21 Modification of Spanish quarantine regulations. 519
79 do Jan. 28 Mediation between Spain and the South American states. 520
55 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Jan. 28 Same subject 522
58 do Feb. 13 Administration of foreign wrecks at Porto Rico. 522
59 do Feb. 25 Mediation between Spain and the South American states. 523
62 do Mar. 18 Same subject 524
83. Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. Mar. 26 Same subject 525
85 do April 10 10 Spanish loan—slavery 525
88 do May 1 Abolition of slavery 526
72 Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. Hale. June 5 Same subject 528
73 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. July 23 Mediation in the South American war 528
105 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. Sept. 11 Yellow fever 528
80 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Sept. 30 Same subject 530
81 do Oct. 4 Same subject 531
2 Mr. Perry to Mr. Seward. Oct. 8 Same subject 531
3 do Oct. 14 Quarantine regulations 535
4 do Oct. 19 Same subject 537
5 do Oct. 19 Duties upon agricultural machinery 538
6 do Oct. 26 Free importation of wheat 538
2 Mr. Seward to Mr. Perry. Oct. 30 Quarantine regulations in Spain 539
3 do Oct. 31 Same subject 539
7 Mr. Perry to Mr. Seward. Oct. 31 Importation of wheat flour into Porto Rico 540
[Page XIV] 1867.
4 Mr. Seward to Mr. Perry. Nov. 4 Mediation in the Spanish-American war 541
5 do Nov. 4 Quarantine on certain vessels 541
10 Mr. Perry to Mr. Seward. Nov. 7 Relaxation of strict quarantine 542
14 do Nov. 13 Quarantine of United States vessels 543
92 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Dec. 2 Same subject 543
111 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. Dec. 3 Quarantine in Spanish ports 545
113 do Dec. 6 Same subject 545
SPANISH LEGATION.
1867.
Mr. Goñi to Mr. Seward. Sept. 9 United States protection to Spanish subjects in Mexico. 546
Mr. Seward to Mr. Goñi. Sept. 19 Same subject 547

AUSTRIA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
216 Mr. Motley to Mr. Seward. Dec. 10 Military affairs in Austria 548
217 do Dec. 10 Political situation in Austria 549
219 do Dec. 17 Attempted assassination of the Emperor 551
220 do Dec. 17 Political changes 552
221 do Dec. 24 Attempted assassination of the Emperor 553
1867.
223 do Jan. 1 Financial affairs of Austria 554
Do Jan. 15 The Hungarian question and the general state of Europe. 555
229 do Feb. 20 The Hungarian constitution restored 558
233 do April 29 Intercession of the United States in behalf of Maximilian. 558
1 Mr. Hay to Mr. Seward. Aug. 21 His presentation as chargé d’affaires 558
3 do Aug. 27 Austrian relations with France 559
5 do Sept. 19 Financial compromise between Austria and Hungary. 560
10 do Oct. 24 Political affairs in Austria 561
Do Dec. 3 Same subject 563
austrian legation.
1867.
Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. April 6 Applying for American intercession in behalf of Maximilian. 564
Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck April 6 Same subject 564
Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. April 6 Same subject 565
Do May 28 The capture of Maximillian 565
Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck May 28 Same subject 565
Do June 1 Same subject 566
Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck June 1 Same subject 566
[Page XV] . 1867.
Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. June 1 Same subject 566
Do June 12 The capture of Maximilian 566
Do June 20 Proposed re-establishment of Maximilian as archduke. 567
Tel. Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck June 21 Intercession in behalf of Maximilian 567
Tel. Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. June 21 Same subject 567
Tel. Mr. F.W. Seward to Count Wydenbruck June 22 Same subject 568
Tel. Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. June 29 Death of Maximilian 568
Tel. do June 30 Same subject 568
Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck July 1 Same subject 568
Tel. Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. July 3 Same subject 569
Tel. Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck July 3 Same subject 569
Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. July 3 Refusal to deliver up the body of the Prince Maximilian. 569
Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck July 5 Same subject 570
Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. July 8 Request for the separate burial of the emperor Maximilian. 570
Tel. do July 8 Same subject 570
Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck July 8 Application to that effect already made by Captain Roe. 571
Do July 11 Same subject 571
Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. July 11 Same subject 571
Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck July 12 Same subject 571
Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. July 17 Same subject 572
Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck July 22 Resolution of the Senate relative to the capture and execution of Prince Maximilian. 572
Mr. Seward to Baron Franckenstein Nov. 20 Transmitting telegram from consul general at Havana. Surrender of Maximilian’s remains. 573

PRUSSIA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
10 Mr. Wright to Mr. Seward. Feb. 12 The King’s speech at the prorogation of the Landtag. 574
12 do Feb. 25 The King’s speech at the opening of the North German Parliament. 574
14 do Mar. 18 Count Bismarck’s speech on presenting the draught of the constitution. 576
15 do Mar. 25 Treaties concluded between Prussia and several powers. 578
17 do April 4 The Luxembourg question 579
20 do April 22 The King’s speech at the close of the Parliament. 580
21 do May 2 The King’s speech at the opening of the Prussian Chambers. 581
2 Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft. May 20 Prussian claims on United States citizens for military service. 582
[Page XVI] 1867.
28 Mr. Wright to Mr. Seward. July 1 The King’s message at the closing of the Landtag. 582
13 Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft. Aug. 22 The naturalization question 583
2 Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward. Aug. 29 His reception by the King 584
3 do Sept. 9 The naturalization question 585
4 do Sept. 10 Organization of the first imperial Diet under the new constitution. 585
9 do Sept. 19 The naturalization question 587
10 do Sept. 27 Political state of Prussia and France 588
11 do Sept. 28 The naturalization question 589
12 do Oct. 3 Same subject 590
14 do Oct. 22 Prussia and Denmark. Reduction of postage. The naturalization question. 592
17 do Nov. 1 The military and political state of Prussia. 593
20 do Nov. 7 The naturalization question. Case of Mr. Bardroff. 595
21 do Nov. 20 Nationality of merchant ships. Free migration. His relation with the government. 600

ITALY.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
160 Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh. Dec. 10 Commendation of his efforts to secure the arrest of Surratt. 602
170 Mr. Marsh to Mr. Seward. Dec 10 Reciprocal exemption of citizens from taxation for loans. 602
171 do Dec. 17 Same subject 603
1867.
172 do Feb. 11 Proposed abolition of the monasteries and sale of church lands. 605
173 do Feb. 16 Same subject. Reorganization of the cabinet. 605
191 do Nov. 2 Military affairs in Italy 609

BELGIUM.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
396 Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward. Dec. 14 Appointment of Baron de Goethals as minister of war. 610
397 do Dec. 18 Discussions in Parliament. Return of the Belgian legion from Mexico. 610
398 do Dec. 21 Military affairs 611
400 do Dec 24 Reception of the President’s message 611
1867.
401 do Jan. 1 Reception by the King of the diplomatic corps 612
402 do Jan. 8 United States bonds increasing in favor 613
403 do Jan. 12 The question between Belgium and Holland relative to the obstruction of the Scheldt. 613
212 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sanford. Jan. 17 Reception of the President’s message in Europe. 616
405 Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward. Jan. 21 Debates on capital punishment 617
411 do Feb. 20 Negotiation between Belgium and Holland respecting the works in the Scheldt, 617
[Page XVII] 1867.
412 Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward. Mar11 Extradition law 617
413 do Mar. 12 Arrival of the Belgian legion from Mexico 622
416 do Mar. 22 Measures for the suppression of the cattle plague. 623
417 do Mar. 25 Legislation on military affairs 627
418 do Mar. 25 Incorrect views of the minister of finance upon electoral rights in the United States. 627
420 do April 12 The Luxembourg question 631
422 do May 5 Marriage of the Count de Flandres to the Princess Marie de Hohenzollern. 631
423 do May 5 The Luxembourg question 632
424 do May 18 Same subject. The London conference 632
425 do May 27 Movements of the legislative bodies 633
427 do May 25 Question between Belgium and Holland relative to the impeded navigation of the Scheldt. 634
428 do June 7 Capture and fate of Prince Maximilian 636
430 do June 8 Attempted assassination of the Emperor of Russia. 637
433 do July 5 Feeling produced by the execution of the Prince Maximilian. 637
435 do July 6 Provision for artisans to visit the Paris Exposition. 638
436 do July 6 Cessation of the cattle plague 638
441 do July 23 Relative to diplomatic uniform 639
443 do July 31 Loss of the French in Mexico, and of the Belgian legion. 640
445 do July 31 The passage of the Sultan through Belgium. 640
447 do Aug. 6 Funeral service in memory of the Emperor Maximilian. 640
451 do Aug. 25 Prorogation of Parliament. The barring of the Scheldt. 641
457 do Sept. 30 Feeling relative to affairs in Mexico 641
465 do Oct. 22 Reorganization of the Amry 642
234 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sanford. Oct. 31 The late King of Belgium’s advocacy of the empire in Mexico. 644

DENMARK.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
43 Mr. Yearnan to Mr. Seward. Dec. 4 Necessity of a reorganization of the American diplomatic service. 645
45 do Dec. 12 Reorganization or the army; politicali affairs. 654
30 Mr. Seward to Mr. Yeaman. Dec. 24 The reorganization of the American diplomatic service. 655
1867.
51 Mr. Yeaman to Mr. Seward. Jan. 16 The Schleswig question 656
58 do Mar. 15 Death of the mother of the King of Denmark. 656
69 do May 27 Celebration of the wedding anniversary of the King and Queen of Denmark. 657
70 do May 28 Diplomatic uniform 657
72 do June 1 The Schleswig question; defences of Copenhagen; courtesies to the American flag. 659
78 do July 4 The Schleswig question 660
46 Mr. Seward to Mr. Yeaman. July 6 Diplomatic uniforms 660
79 Mr. Yeaman to Mr. Seward. July 7 The Schleswig question 661
82 do July 17 Same subject 661
[Page XVIII] 1867.
85 Mr. Yeaman to Mr. Seward. July 27 Same subject 662
86 do Aug. 5 The naturalization question 663
87 do Aug. 6 The diplomatic service 678
89 do Aug. 12 The Schleswig question 680
93 do Aug. 20 State marriages in Europe 680
95 do Aug. 23 Diplomatic uniforms 681
101 do Sept. 8 The naturalization question 683
103 do Sept. 21 Visit of Admiral Farragut 683
59 Mr. Seward to Mr. Yeaman. Sept. 23 The naturalization question 685

PORTUGAL.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
419 Mr. Harvey to Mr. Seward. Dec. 7 Arrest of John H. Surratt 686
420 do Dec. 7 Modification of quaratine 686
1867.
424 do Jan. 3 The royal speech to the Cortes on the political state of the country. 687
426 do Jan. 26 The necessity of coaling stations for American vessels. 690
427 do Jan. 31 Slavery in Portugal and its possessions 691
216 Mr. Seward to Mr. Harvey. April 1 Refusal of right of burial at Funchal, Madeira, to persons who have not died in the Roman Catholic faith. 692
442 Mr. Harvey to Mr. Seward. April 26 Same subject 693

ROME.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
71 Mr. King to Mr. Seward. Dec. 10 Withdrawal of the French troops from Rome; capture of John H. Surratt. 695
52 Mr. Seward to Mr. King. Dec. 15 Case of John H. Surratt 696
72 Mr. King to Mr. Seward. Dec. 17 Case of Surratt; audience of leave of the French officers with the Pope. 697
74 do Dec. 24 Case of Surratt 698
75 do Dec. 24 Arrival of the envoys of Victor Emanuel; tranquillity in Rome. 698
1867.
77 do Jan. 7 United States man-of-war at Civita Vecchia 698
79 Jan. 14 Interview with the Pope 699
82 do Feb. 11 Rumored removal of the American Protestant church in Rome. 700
83 do Feb. 18 Same subject 700
84 do Feb. 25 The Pope’s allocution at the secret consistory; opening of the carnival. 702
86 do Mar. 1 Rumored closing of the American mission at Rome. 703
87 do Mar. 26 Removal of the Scotch Presbyterian place of worship in Rome. 705
55 Mr. Seward to Mr. King. Mar. 11 The act of Congress adverse to any support of the legation at Rome. 706
58 do April 20 Same subject 706
[Page XIX] 1867.
92 Mr. King to Mr. Seward. May 7 Same subject; removal of Protestant places of worship In Rome. 707
96 do June 18 Visitors at Rome; cholera 708
97 do June 21 Festivals; cholera; interest of the Pope in the fate of the Prince Maximilian. 708
98 do July 2 Celebration of St. Peter’s day at Rome 709

SWEDEN AND NORWAY.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
52 Mr. Campbell to Mr. Seward. Jan. 30 Meeting of the Swedish diet, the King’s speech. 710
54 do Mar. 8 Transmitting manuscript on Norwegian emigration. 711
55 do Mar. 28 Effect of the intimate relations of Russia and America in Sweden. 727
56 do Mar. 29 Audience of the leave with the king 728
2 Mr. Bartlett to Mr. Seward. June 5 Presentation of his letter of credence 728
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