Mr. Webb to Mr. Seward.

No. 60.]


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Great excitement, attended with very great exasperation against the government, exists among all classes in Rio de Janeiro, in consequence of its neglect to accept of the renewed tender of our good offices. I studiously concealed the fact of our having renewed the offer previously rejected; but they deemed it expedient to proclaim through their official journal that such renewed tender of “good offices” had been made, and the subject referred to the consideration of their allies. In the mean time they promised the public an immediate triumph of their arms.

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Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


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