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The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1861., [Electronic resource], The blockading fleet off New Orleans — News direct from the enemy. (search)
Nor do we believe that old Abe and all his Yankees can prevent the allies from doing exactly what they please. That he will use high language, talk loudly about the Monroe doctrine, bluster and threater, we do not doubt. But he can impose on nobody but the miserable Mexicans themselves, who well remembering the victories of the Southern troops in 1846 and '47, and supposing then to be so many Yankee triumphs, entertain the most exaggerated notions of Yankee power.--The Yankee Minister, Tom Corwin, has neglected no opportunity to heighten these impressions. He has been intriguing with the Mexican Government to induce them to claim the protection of King Abe, and he graciously accords it, on condition that Yankees troops be allowed to pass over Mexican territory for the purpose of invading Texas. A loan of fifteen million in the meantime has been asked of the Federal Government, and doubtless, while that Government is squandering five hundred millions a year, it will not hesitate a