Mr. Seward to Mr. Webb.

No. 238.]

Sir: Your dispatch of the 8th ultimo, without number, has been received. The recent events in Paraguay to which it refers may be regarded as painfully important. The letter* of this department to the Secretary of the Navy, a copy of which is inclosed, has been approved by the President, and may be accepted as our present impression in regard to affairs in that quarter. Any further measures which may be considered or adopted will depend upon future developments.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


James Watson Webb, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

  1. For this inclosure see instructions to Mr. Washburn, No. 78, November 17, 1868.