Mr. Seward to Mr. Bigelow

No. 476.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of May 25, No. 325.

The information which it contains seems to justify us in assuming that the French government has made arrangements for withdrawing one-third of its forces now in Mexico from that country in October. The knowledge of this fact will have a tendency to quiet the public mind in the United States.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


John Bigelow, Esq., &c., &c., &c.