Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh

No. 135.]

Sir: Your despatch of June 29, No. 123, has been received. I thank you for the interesting information which it communicates. It is not deemed important that you should make at present any proposition to the Italian government relative to the negotiation of a consular convention. You will, therefore, confine yourself, under the authority that has already been given you, to the negotiation of a commercial treaty.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


George P. Marsh, Esq., &c., &c., Florence.