Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of the 9th of October, No. 148, which gives a detailed and interesting history of the revolution which has taken place in Spain, and of your own proceeding in relation to that great transaction. The dispatch supplies for the records of this department much information which it has failed to receive from the telegraph and from the press. The views of this government in regard to the matters thus presented having been heretofore made known to you by the telegraph, it remains for me now only to commend the diligence and discretion which you have practiced in those delicate and important affairs.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
John P. Hale Esq., &c., &c., &c.