Mr. Seward to Mr. Dix
Sir: I enclose a transcript of a letter from the Honorable John A. Bingham, a member of the House of Representatives, together with a copy of its accompaniment, from E. G. Morgan, esq., of Ohio, requesting the intervention of this department in behalf of Philip Brailly, a naturalized citizen of the United States, now imprisoned in Paris for failure to perform military duty in 1848.
You are instructed to use your good offices, unofficially, with a view to secure the liberation of Mr. Brailly.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
John A. Dix, Esq., &c., &c., &c.