Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward.
Sir: The treaty between the United States of America and North Germany, regulating naturalization, having been laid before the council of the Confederation, was approved on Saturday last, the 21st of this month, without dissent.
In the speech with which the King of Prussia this day opened the Diet of the Confederation, he spoke of the treaty as designed to check in the bud every germ of discord between two nations closely bound together by commercial interests and by family ties.
I cannot but hope the action of the Senate on the treaty will have been equally prompt, and marked by the same friendly spirit.
I repeat to you the request that you will send me by telegraph the decision of the Senate when made.
I remain, sir, sincerely yours,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.