No. 27.

Mr. Bayard to Baron Schaeffer.

Baron: I have the honor to inform you that the President has appointed Anthony M. Keiley, of Virginia, one of our distinguished citizens, to succeed Mr. Francis as the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States at Vienna.

In communicating this intelligence, I desire to bespeak for Mr. Keiley, through your kind offices, that favorable reception at Vienna which is due to his merits as an American citizen of great ability and character.

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