Mr. Hay to Mr. Seward

No. 361]

Sir: The Princess Charlotte, of Mexico, left Paris yesterday for Miramar. She received on Wednesday the visit of the Emperor and Empress of France, and at her departure was conveyed to the railway station in the Emperor’s carriage. In spite of these flattering attentions, and the cordiality with which she was received at St. Cloud, I am informed she sets out from Paris with no reason to congratulate herself upon having come.

Her proceeding to Miramar before going to Brussels, taken in connection with the more significant fact that during her stay in Paris no member of her immediate family has visited her, would seem to indicate a certain coolness in her relations with her brothers of the royal house of Belgium.

I am, sir, very respectfully your obedient servant,

JOHN HAY, Charge d’Affaires ad interim.

Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.