Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams.
Sir: I enclose herewith, for your information, an anthenticated copy of an affidavit which was communicated to this department by William Skiddy, esq., of Stamford, Connecticut, upon the subject of the letter of Sir James Elphinstone to the London Standard. Mr. Skiddy participated in the transaction referred to therein, and by his own statement destroyed the applicability of the precedent to Waddell’s conduct.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Charles Francis Adams, Esq., &c., &c., &c.