Mr. Bigelow to Mr. Seward
Sir: Recalling my despatch No. 241, enclosing a communication made by me to M. Guizot and the Duke de Broglie, with the President’s proclamation announcing the abolition of slavery in the United States, I have the honor to enclose a copy and translation of a reply to a similar communication, made to me by M. Laboulaye, the active president of the French Committee of Emancipation, of which the other gentlemen were honorary presidents.
I am, sir, with great respect, your very obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.