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's Secretary for Foreign Affairs, that the fact of his having held interviews with the Commissioners of this Government had given great dissatisfaction, and that a protraction of this relation would be viewed by the United States as hostile in spirit, and to require some corresponding action accordingly. In response to this intimation, Her Majesty's Secretary assured the Minister that he had no expectation of seeing them any more. By proclamation, issued on the nineteenth and twenty-seventh of April, 1861, President Lincoln proclaimed the blockade of the entire coast of the Confederacy, extending from the Potomac to the Rio Grande, embracing, according to the returns of the United States Coast Survey, a coast line of three thousand five hundred and forty-nine statute miles, on which the number of rivers, bays, harbors, inlets, sounds, and passes, is one hundred and eighty-nine. The navy possessed by the United States for enforcing this blockade was stated, in the reports communica