Mr. Wood to Mr. Hunter
Sir: I herewith forward a copy of a note I have received from Mr. Blurmhe, the minister for foreign affairs, in answer to mine of the 31st ultimo, enclosing a copy of the President’s late proclamation. From this you will see that this government has never acknowledged the so-called Confederate States as belligerents, having, as I think, a better record towards us than any other European power.
I remain, &c., your obedient servant,
Hon. W. Hunter, Acting Secretary of State.