Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward.

No. 472.]

Sir: The troubles in the mining district of Charleroi do not appear to be entirely appeased. The troops were called out again a few days since in a neighboring locality to disperse the workmen; none were killed, though several were wounded.

It is denied here that there were any cries of “Vive l’Empereur,” as is asserted by the French journals, on the occasion of the disturbance mentioned in my dispatch No. 469; there seems to be no doubt, however, that there were strangers among those active in exciting to disorder and revolt.

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Those who have died since that collision with the troops swell the whole number of killed up to this time, I am informed, to 36.

The other manufacturing and mining districts of this country are tranquil.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, your most obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.