Mr. Fogg to Mr. Seward
Sir: By request of the writer and as an indication of the feelings and expectations produced by the recent successes of the Union arms, I send you a copy of the Bund, containing an elaborate editorial written directly on the reception of the first news of the capture of Richmond.
The Bund is the leading political journal of Switzerland, and the semi-official organ of the Swiss government, and is largely the exponent of the liberal sentiment of southern Germany.
Accompanying the Bund I send a translation of the article in question, which, as you will perceive, the editor wishes should be laid before the President. I will add that, in my judgment, the article does not overestimate the results likely to follow in Europe the re-establishment of the American Union, purified from the great evil which came so near destroying our national life.
Congratulating you with my whole heart on the capitulation of General Lee and his army, and the approaching return of peace, with liberty and union, I have the honor to be, with the highest respect, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State of the United States of America.