d, as the Confederate Secretary fears, that the Consular Agent at Galveston has not acted without receiving his inspirations from the Government he represents.
Mr. Slidell, while cautioned to proceed circumspectly, is accordingly instructed to give this matter a thorough investigation, and arguments are furnished by which the sus dent republic would, in its opinion, be, in effect, as dependent on France, and as subservient to French interests, as if a French colony.
Mr. Benjamin to Mr. Slidell. [No. 8] Department of State, Richmond, 28 October, 1862. Hon John Slidell, &c., &c., &c., Paris: Sir
--Since writing my No. 7, of 17th and 20th I havHon John Slidell, &c., &c., &c., Paris: Sir
--Since writing my No. 7, of 17th and 20th I have received from the hands of Mr. arrived on 25th inst.,) your No. 10, of 28th July, with its very interesting report of your interviews with the Emperor of the French and Mr. I had previously received (on 21st instant) your private latter of 18th September, forwarded through Mr. Mason this last having reached me in a shorter ti