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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 46 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 40 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 10 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 26, 1861., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 4 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 4 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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o the cotton ports should be given, this winter, to British vessels. The traditionary policy of the United States does not permit the search of vessels except as a belligerent right, on the high seas, and whether it is safe to abandon our own maritime principles for the sake of a temporary advantage, may be doubtful. Hereafter our long-settled policy may work in our favor. But if we adopt British precedents, the capture of the Ministers would find ample justification. In 1779, Henry Laurens, President of Congress, was sent as Minister to Holland and, on his passage, in a Congress packet, (not a neutral bottom,) he was taken prisoner by a British frigate, and was confined in the Tower of London. His papers showed the nature of his mission, exhibited a friendly disposition towards us on the part of Holland, and produced a rupture between England and that power. It is supposed that the papers of Messrs. Slidell and Mason may exhibit facts showing that their mission was not u