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uthority to dispose of all our surplus ammunition within your command to the Liberals of Mexico. Seward is a powerful practical ally of Louis Napoleon, in my opinion, but I am strongly in hope that his aid will do the Empire no good. On the 9th of October he said: Enclosed I send you two letters furnished me by the Mexican Minister. One is from the agent of the Liberal Government of Mexico, and the other is an intercepted letter fully explaining itself. How far the agent may judge the oridan: Since the publication of your letter of the 23d inst., to Brevet Brigadier-General Sedgwick, it may be possible that you or I may be called on for a copy of the instructions under which you gave such instructions. My letter of the 9th of October contained some passages which it would not be well to give to the public, and were confidential, though it gives authority for just the instructions you have given to General Sedgwick, barring perhaps calling Maximilian a buccaneer. I have t