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Mr. Seward to Count Wydenbruck.
DepartMENT OF STATE,
IVashington, April 6, 1867. My Dear CounT WYDENBRUCK: With the President's approval I have this morning transmitted by telegraph a despatch to Mr. Campbell, a copy of which I place in your hands. I have also communicated to Mr. Romero, the Mexican minister plenipotentiary here, the sentiments of this government in regard to the exigency apprehended in Mexico. He gives me the assurance that he will lose no time in communicating the same to the government of Mexico. I am, my dear Count Wydenbruck, very faithfully yours,
WILLIAM H. SEWARD. Count WYDENBRUCK, Sr., Sr., c., Washington, D.C.
Count Wydenbruck to Mr. Seward. Mr. SECRETARY OF State: In returning you the telegram from New Orleans I can but renew the expression of my warmest thanks for the extreme kindness and promptness with which you have acted in this affair.
The knowledge that your despatch will be sent at once to the proper quarter relieves me from very great anxiety.
I have the honor to remain, Mr. Secretary, with the highest consideration, your obedient servant,
WYDENBRUCK. APRIL 6.
P. S.-Mr. Campbell's courier having so great a start I think it superfluous to send Mr. Hotze. I shall, therefore, return next Monday to the department the passport you were so kind as to furnish me for him.
Mr. Campbell to Mr. Seward. [Telegram via W. U. telegraph. Received Department of State 9.25 a. m., April 9, 1867.]
New Orleans, April 8, 1867. I started messenger for San Luis Potosi with despatches this a. m. to Galveston by rail and steamer, thence to Tampico by fast despatch steamer Black bird. I have sent you full despatch by mail.
LEWIS D. CAMPBELL. Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD,
Secretary of State.
In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of January 28, 1867, information
in relation to the absence of territorial officers from their post of duty.
APRIL 15, 1867.-Read, and ordered to lie on the table and be printed.
To the Senate of the United States :
In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 28th of January last, requesting certain information in regard to governors, secretaries, and judges of Territories, I transmit herewith reports from the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Attorney General.
ANDREW JOHNSON. WASHINGTON, April 13, 1867.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, February 4, 1867. The Secretary of State, to whom was referred a copy of the resolution of the Senate of the United States, passed January 28, 1867, in the following words: “ Resolved, That the President be requested, at his earliest convenience, to inform the Senate how often the governors, secretaries, and judges of the several Territories have been absent from their post of duty in the Territories since their appointments; what part of their time, since the date of their commissions, has been spent in such absence from the Territories; whether their absence has been previously authorized by leave granted in each instance; what was the public necessity for such absence in each case, and for their presence at the national capital, if any of them have been there, or are there at this time; and also whether any part, and, if so, how much and what part, of the expenses of their several trips to the seat of government have been charged to the government”-has the honor to report that the table herewith submitted contains all the information on the subject inquired of in the resolution which is in the possession of the Department of State. The department has no information in regard to the absence of territorial judges. In respect to governors and secretaries, the department has no information, other than that given in the table, of what periods have been spent in Washington during their absence from the Territories. The leaves of absence mentioned in the table were in each instance previously granted, except in the last case of Alexander Cummings, governor of Colorado Territory, which leave was applied for from Denver and granted after his arrival here. The public necessity for such absences, so far as is known to the department, appears in the table. No part of the expenses on the trips of the governors and secretaries has been charged to the government. Respectfully submitted :
WILLIAM H. SEWARD. The PRESIDENT.
Leaves of absence granted territorial officers from the dates of their appointments.
March 27, 1861 July 24, 1861 Sept. 1, 1861 For raising three years' volunteers.
17, 1864 For the purpose of having an operation performed on his ankle, at Chicago.
Feb. 15, 1862 June 15, 1862 | Did not take but two weeks.
ments of the approaching constitutional convention. March 12, 1866 April 13, 1866 To see several officers of the national government at Washington as to the performance of his
Date of commission.
Date of leave.
Alvin Saunders, governor
meeting early in September.
Jau. 8, 1867 Feb. 17, 1867 | Extension of above.
A. Y. Paddock, secretary.
Andrew J. Faulke, governor.
August 4, 1866 None.
April 18, 1866 June 11, 1866 To transact business of an important character.
Robert B. Mitchell, governor.
July 16, 1866 Dec. 15, 1866 Jan. 26, 1867 Business with the Interior Department on territorial matters.
George E. Cole, governor..
Nov. 21, 1866 None.. None.....
June 19, 1866 Sept. 1, 1866
Charles Durkee, governor ..
Richard C. McCormick, governor. April 10, 1866 None.. James P. T. Carter, secretary.... April 10, 1866 None.
David W. Ballard, governor... S. R. Howlett, secretary.....
April 10, 1866 None..
Alexander Cummings, governor.
26, 1866 April 24, 1866
July 21, 1866
To go after his family east.
James R. Hood, secretary..
Green Clay Smith, governor. Thomas F. Meagher, secretary.
July 13, 1866 | None. Jan. 26, 1866 None
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, D. C., January 31, 1867. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, by your reference, of the resolution adopted by the Senate on the 28th instant, requesting the President, “at his earliest convenience, to inform the Senate how often the governors, secretaries, and judges of the several Territories have been absent from their posts of duty in the Territories since their appointments; what part of their time since the date of their commissions has been spent in such absence from the Territories ; whether their absence has been previously authorized by leave granted in each instance; what was the public necessity for such absence in each case, and for their presence at the national capital, if any of them have been there, or are there at this time; and also whether any part, and if so, how much and what part of the expenses of their several trips to the seat of government have been charged to the government."
The records of this department do not furnish any information on the subject. Applications, by officers of the grades mentioned in the resolution, for leave of absence, are not made to or granted by this department. I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,
0. H. BROWNING, Secretary. The President.
ATTORNEY General's Office,
Washington, February 5, 1867. SIR: In reply to the resolution of the Senate, adopted January 28, 1867, of which the enclosed is a copy, I have the honor to submit herewith a statement of all the leaves of absence granted through this office to territorial judges since the date of their appointments.
In explanation of this report, I have to say, that all the absences mentioned therein were in accordance with leaves previously granted on assurances satisfactory to the Attorney General that the public interest would suffer no damage.
Private business was the only reason urged, and in no case has any portion of the expense of their trips been borne by the government.
This office has no information that business at the national capital was, in a single instance, the motive for the leave requested. I have the honor to be, sir, with great respect,
Attorney General The PRESIDENT.