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to the Governors, which would not create alarm. What weight there is in these objections we shall shortly see. Meantime let us inquire how is it that this letter has produced such remarkable effects. It is because the public mind was in a feverish state, susceptible of excitement. The news comes to us upon the very heels of the announcement that the steamer Nashville has effected her escape through the blockading fleet at Charleston, and was on her way to Europe, having on board Ex-Senator Slidell, as Minister to France, and Ex-Senator Mason, as Minister to England, from the Confederate Government--two wily diplomatists, well adapted for the mission on which they have been sent. The moral effect, indeed, of a rebel vessel of war conveying these plenipotentiaries to Europe, in the teeth of a blockading squadron, will necessarily be very great, furnishing as it does powerful evidence to demonstrate the inefficiency and consequent invalidity of the blockade. To enhance that e