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United States Department of State / Papers relating to foreign affairs, accompanying the annual message of the president to the second session thirty-eighth congress
(1864)

Belgium,   pp. 226-266 PDF (15.5 MB)


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DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE. 
Gold is falling; our stocks are rising; and our ex             These 
1            0                             1 ports increasing now. - 
circumstances seem to indicate that the systematic inflation of rebel expectations
whi6hhas been kept up in Europe since the opening of the campaign has &1led
of effect. 
I will tell Mr. Fessenden what you say about smuggling, and the means of
pkeventing it. 
I- am, sir, your obedient servant, 
WILLIAM H. SEWARD. 
HENRY S. SANFORD, Esq., 8fc., 4r.y-  Brussels. 
'Mr. Seward to Mr. Sanforde 
No. 140.1                            DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, August 8, 1864. 
SIR: I submitted to the Secretary of the Navy your despatch No. 200, marked
confidential, in whic ' h you suggest the feasibility of enlisting foreigners
in Bel- 
g - ium, for, our naval service. In returning the despatch to this department
be 
states- that , the proposed measure is both inexpedient and unnecessary,
as we 
fire now receiving recruits in abundance.2' 
I am, air, your obedient servant., 
WILLIAM H. SEWARD. 
HENRY S. SANFORD, Esq., i v., Jjv., 4v., Brussels. 
lUr. Seward to Mr. Sawford. 
No. 142.1                            DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, August 25, 1864. 
SIR: Your despatches from No. 204, of the 21st ultimo, ' to No. 2,08, of
the 29th 
ultimo, inclusive, have been received. I thank ou for the interesting informa-
y 
tion communicated in your No. 205, relative to the movements of his Belgian
Majesty. . Your No. 206 was on its recei t, submitted to the I perusal 
Secretary of the Navy. 
I am', sir, your obedient servant, 
WILLIAU H. SEWARD. 
'HENRY S. SANFO'Rlbl Esq.,, 4v., 4-c-, 4r., Brussels. 
r 
Mr. Seward to Mro, Sanford. 
No. 143.1                            D.EPARTMENTOF STATE, 
Washington, August.26, 1864. 
SIR,: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of August
12, No. 209, and it gives me much pleasure to learn that the elections which
22 9 
we are so well prepared for foreign intervention now, that I do not think
we 
need to be disturbed by apprehensions of it. If I do Aot mistake, all the
high 
rebel expectations of becoming a naval belligerent through the protection
of 
Great Britain and France have collapsed. 
I am not able to see how the insurrection could stand six months, even if
we 
should not give it another effective blow. 
Gold is falling; our stocks are rising; and our exports increasing now. These
circumstances seem to indicate that the systematic inflation of rebel expectations
which has been kept up in Europe since the opening of the campaign has failed
of effect. 
I will tell Mr. Fessenden what you say about smuggling, and the means of
preventing it. 
I am, sir, your obedient servant, 
WILLIAM H. SEWARD. 
HENRY S. SANFORD, Esq., 4fc., 4 ., ., Brussels. 
Mr. Seward to Mr.'Sanford. 
No. 140.]                            DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, August 8, 1864. 
SIR: I submitted to the Secretary of the Navy your despatch No. 200, marked
confidential, in which you suggest the feasibility of enlisting foreigners
in Bel- 
gium for our naval service. In returning the despatch to this department
be 
states that "the proposed measure is both inexpedient and unnecessary,
as we 
are now receiving recruits in abundance." 
I am, sir, your obedient servant, 
WILLIAM H. SEWARD. 
HENRY S. SANFORD, Esq., i-v., 4-c., 4v., Brussels. 
lr. Seward to Mr. Sanford. 
No. 142.]                            DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, August 25, 1864. 
SIR: Your despatches from No. 204, of the 21st ultimo, to No. 208, of the
29th 
ultimo, inclusive, have been received. I thankyou for the interesting informa-
tion communicated in your No. 205, relative to the movements of his Belgian
Majesty. Your No. 206 was, on its receipt, submitted to the perusal of the
Secretary of the Navy. 
I am, sir, your obedient servant, 
WILLIAM H. SEWARD. 
'HENRY S. SANFORD, Esq., 4 c., 4-c., 4r., Brussels.             r 
Mr. Seward to Mr. Sanford. 
No. 143.]                            DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, August 26, 1864. 
Sin,: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of August
12, No. 209, and it gives me much pleasure to learn that the elections which


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