Mr. Seward to Mr. Dix

No. 195.]

Sir: I have your dispatch of the 7th of August, No. 254. Certainly no one could object to the delay which Mr. Moustier finds it necessary to make in regard to entering into negotiations upon the naturalization question.

I hope, however, that you will improve the earliest moment of convenience on the part of the French government for bringing the subject to a conclusion, so that the treaty, if one shall be made, can be submitted to the United States Senate as soon as it shall have reassembled.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


John A. Dix, Esq., &c.,&c., &c.