Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams and others.
Sir: I transmit to you a copy of letters of the 18th instant, which, by direction of the President, were addressed respectively to the provisional governor and governor elect of the State of Alabama. Similar letters have been addressed to the provisional governors and governors elect of the States of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Mississippi, from which you will see that civil authority has been restored in those States, and that they are recognized as members of the Union.
I am, sir, your obedient servants
Charles Francis Adams, &c., &c., &c.
[Same, mutatis mutandis, to all United States ministers.]