Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward

No. 236.]

Sir: M. de Balan delivered his letter of credence to the King as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Prussia near this court, on the 25th ultimo; Prince de Reuss, who had been previously designated for this post, having been appointed to Munich.

I have had the honor to receive in due course your despatches Nos. 154 to 158 inclusive.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, your most obedient servant,


P. S.—Another detachment of the Belgo-Mexican Legion, and, I believe, the last, numbering about two hundred men, sailed for Vera Cruz, via Saint Nazaire, on the 14th ultimo.

H. S. S.

Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, &c., &c., &c.