Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft.

No. 83.]

Sir: I have just received your dispatch of the 25th of August, which is accompanied by the circular letters of the minister of justice and minister of the interior. These papers will be immediately promulgated, and will have a very benign effect.

Please assure the government of the North German Union that the President highly appreciates these new manifestations of good will and friendship on the part of the North German Union.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

George Bancroft, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

[Page 57]