Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward.
Sir: * * * * * * * *
To-day I inclose to you a circular of the minister of justice of the 5th of July last, with a translation. You will judge of the beneficent effect of the treaty from the fact that the cases of those who obtain by it remission of penal sentences against them are too numerous to be considered one by one. I add, also, the circular of the minister of the interior of July 6, which proves to you how fairly this government proceeds in executing the treaty. I commend it to the attention of the President, as evidence of the strong desire of the North German Confederation to cultivate with the United States the most friendly relations. * *
I remain, sir, yours sincerely,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.