Mr. Seward to Mr. Harrington.

No. 40.]

Your dispatch of the 19th of October, No. 73, was duly received, together with its accompaniment, which is a copy of an appeal of the high federal council of Switzerland to their compatriots, both at home and abroad, on the occasion of the dreadful inundations which have desolated large and fertile districts of Switzerland. You will assure the President of the republic that the government and people of the United States are moved by profound sympathy for the people of Switzerland in this great calamity. I have taken pains to give due publicity to the appeal.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

George Harrington, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

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