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Appendix I: the rejected treaty for St. Thomas. this reply by the biographer to Miss Seward's paper was published in 1889. in this reprinting a few omissions are made to prevent repetition of what has already been stated (Ante, vol. IV. pp. 328, 329). Scribner's Magazine (November, 1887) contained a paper entitled A Diplomatic Episode, by Miss Olive Risley Seward, which undertakes to narrate the negotiations with Denmark for the purchase of the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in 18St. Thomas and St. John in 1866-1869 by Mr. Seward (then Secretary of State), and the connection of the Senate committee on foreign relations (Mr. Sumner being chairman) with its consideration and failure of ratification. With many words, the introduction of superfluous incidents and assertions of facts not verified by reference to sources, she gives an air of mystery to what was a plain transaction and a very simple question. A map is inserted, as if to produce an optical illusion, on which a number of straight lines con