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You further request me to be the medium of transmitting to the authorities at Charleston the warm thanks of his Majesty's Government for their generous conduct on the occasion.
The Confederate Government is much gratified, sir, at having had an opportunity of testifying to his Imperial Majesty the sentiments of cordial regard entertained by it for him and for the French people, and the President desires me to say that be fully appreciates the promptness which the Emperor has displayed in responding to the manifestation of these feelings.
I will very cheerfully communicate to the authorities at Charleston the message for them transmitted by your Government, and I receive with pleasure your own acknowledgment of the friendly courtesy which has always been displayed by this Government towards that of his Imperial Majesty. I am, with great respect, your obedient servant. J. P. Benjamin, Sec'y of State. M. Alfred Paul Consul of France, Richm'd, Va.