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The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], Exemptions under the Conscription Law of Congress. (search)
many a war of her own. What can you expect, then, when feeling and interest are alike against it. If it do not end in thirty days, there will be measures when to bring it to a close.--Your Washington correspondent, whose letter on the visit of M. Mercier to Richmond is copied in the Times. believes that France has called upon the Confederacy to surrender. It is not credited here that the Emperor would give such advice. It is very generally believed, and confidently stated, that his feelings wou expect? It will be some days before this reaches you. I cannot tell what has happened in the ten days past, nor what will be done in the ten days to comes in America, before this comes to hand; but I shall be much surprised if the action of M. Mercier do not prove to be but the prelude to some further and more important action. It is said that the Emperor has been very much annoyed at the consequence given to the young scions of the House of Orleans by our Government, and their position
by persons in Havana, whose connection with English and French commercial houses gave them peculiar facilities of obtaining correct information, and immediately after the arrival at Havana of the British steamer Trent, which reached Havana on the 26th ult., it was confidently asserted by leading merchants that the recognition of the Confederate States by France had taken place. Our informant, who is an intelligent gentleman, says that it is believed in Havana that the recent visit of M. Mercier to Richmond, had reference to the then proposed recognition of our Government by France, which has since been consummated, if not yet publicly proclaimed. So strong is the belief in commercial circles in Havana, that Napoleon has recognized the independence of the Confederate States, that wagers as high as ten thousand dollars had been offered by merchants not accustomed to bet upon a hazard, that our recognition by France was une affaire accompli. Our recognition is believed to be i