Mr. Bigelow to Mr. Seward
Sir: Referring to my despatch No. 302, I have the honor to transmit the enclosed note this day received from the minister of foreign affairs, in regard to the arrest and imprisonment of American citizens in France under pretext of military service.
I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.