Mr. Campbell to Mr. Seward
Sir: * * * * * * * * *
In an interview with Count Manderstrom this afternoon, he informed me that the prevailing rumor that the conference at Vienna relating to the Danish question had closed abruptly without a satisfactory result, was unfounded so far as he could learn, and that in his judgment the termination of that conference would be pacific. There is, however, much anxiety here, if not apprehension, in relation to existing complications between the German powers and the Danish government, and the general opinion is that Prussia is exacting and illiberal in her demands, and that her course, if persisted in, will lead to further and unpleasant complications.
Count Manderstrom made many inquiries in relation to the progress of the war in the United States, as well as to the probable result of the approaching elections. I took the liberty of stating, in reply, that I had no hesitation in saying that, from all the information in my possession, and particularly in view of recent events, which I explained to his excellency, the administration, its views and policy, would be sustained by the American people, and that the, rebellion was evidently tottering to its final and complete overthrow.
The Prince and Princess of Wales will leave Stockholm for England on Tuesday next. The festivities in honor of their visit to Sweden, particularly the journey to and banquet at the historical palace of Gripsholm, were well sustained throughout, and beautiful as interesting.
I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, &c., &c., &c.