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form of government. This scheme, we truly hope, will not be realized, but were it so, we think that only European goverements, and with stronger reason, free Switzerland, would not abase itself by acknowledging a power based upon slavery. People of the Union! the citizens of Geneva assembled in meeting to address to you their dds strength to the already strong claim which binds the first federal republic of America to the oldest and foremost federal republic of Europe. The people of Switzerland may rest assured, whoever else may fail, that it will not be the people of the United States which will betray the republican system to foreign enemies, or surrray the republican system to foreign enemies, or surrender it to domestic faction. With ardent prayers for the preservation of the Constitution, the freedom and prosperity of Switzerland, I have the honor to remain, citizens, Your most obedient and sincere friend, William H. Seward. State Department, Washington, July 30, 1864.