Mr. Harvey to Mr. Hunter
Sir: The note from the Count d’Avila which accompanies this dispatch communicates officially the proceedings of the Chamber of Peers in reference to the assassination of the lamented President Lincoln. It will be observed that the count was associated in the motion which was passed unanimously in that body.
The eloquent speech of the distinguished orator Rebello da Silva—the author of the proposition—was included in the note of the minister of foreign affairs, having been recorded as a part of the minutes of the chamber; but I do not now enclose it, as my No. 338 has already put the department in possession of a copy published in the official paper.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
Hon. William Hunter, Acting Secretary of State.