Mr. Morris to Mr. Hunter .

No. 112.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit enclosed copies of a correspondence between his highness Aali Pacha and myself, relative to the late melancholy events at Washington.

Since the answer was written to the letter from the Porte, we have received the sad news of the death of Mr. Seward. This intelligence has caused a most [Page 613] painful impression through all circles, and particularly those of the government and the diplomatic corps. He had won the admiration and esteem of all who are conversant with our politics by his eminent ability as a diplomatic writer, and by the rare skill and judgment with which he directed our foreign policy in the most critical periods of American history. His name and fame will be inseparably associated with the great events in which he was so conspicuous an actor.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Hon. William Hunter,
Acting Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.