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what's right, my son, or I'll blow you out of the water. --Now, mind you, sir, says the Briton, to a most uncouth American Commodore--no shuffling — an ample apology — or I will put the matter into the hands of my lawyers, Messrs. Whitworth and Armstrong, alluding to the popular cannon invented by men of that name, and then extensively manufactured in England, and afterward furnished in considerable numbers to the Confederates. and the Government itself, without waiting to hear a word from the and powerful transports were called for. The great steam-packet Persia was taken from the mailservice, to be employed in carrying troops to Canada.
The immense ironclad Warrior, supposed to be invincible, was fitted out for service in haste.
Armstrong and Whitworth cannon were purchased by the score; and preparations were made for sending various conspicuous batteries and regiments to the expected seat of war.
It seemed, from the action of the British Government, and the tone of the utteran