Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward.
Sir: The imperial government of Austria having become acquainted through the daily press with a circular of General Marmora’s, which endeavors to represent the government of the King, Victor Emanuel, as obliged to take measures of defence against the threatening projects of Austria, the imperial government has addressed to its representatives in Paris, London, and St. Petersburg a despatch demonstrating the futility of these accusations.
My government has deemed it advisable to transmit to its missions a copy of this despatch, with instructions to communicate the same to the governments to whom they have the honor to be accredited. In compliance with this order, I beg leave to transmit to you, sir, a copy of the said despatch in the enclosure.
I have the honor to remain, sir, with the highest consideration, your obedient obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.