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The Daily Dispatch: October 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], Heavy Ordnance. (search)
England's neglected opportunity. We copy the following from the London Morning Herald, (Derby organ): No one can fail to recognize considerable astuteness in the suggestions of the Emperor of Russia. They can give no offence. The South is not in a position to take any. And the North will certainly not take his advice about stopping the fighting amiss, in its delight at his moral support of the Union. Between St. Petersburgh and Washington there has always been a sneaking kindness. Extremes meet, and we can conceive plenty of reasons, which we do not care to state, why the Czar should prefer the Union intact to two equal Confederacies. But we confess to a feeling of envy. Why has it been left to the Czar to be the only European sovereign to make known his feeling for the Americans? What is he to the President, or the President to him? The United States are not even his rivals. Their commerce and their shipping may sweep the world's ports and never interfere with h