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The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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The United States and Hayti. --A Northern correspondent writes thus of the proposed mission to Hayti: Great Britain is now represented at Portan-Prince by Spencer St. John, France by the Marquis De Forbin Janson, and Spain by Senor Antonio Alvarez, each having diplomatic functions and a secretary of legation. Russia, Beigium, Holland, the Hanse Towns, Austris, Norway, Sweeden and Denmark, have all Consul-Generals there, and we are the only Power not represented, and by whom Hayti is not secognized by treaty. Yet, we have commercial relations there, receiving coffee, logwood, mahogany, sugar, cotton, and tropical fruits, for which we exchange flour, beef, pork fish, oil furniture, dry goods, and hardware. Repugnance to the African race, and an willingness to admit their equality in any way, has prevented the establishement of diplomatic relations with Hayti, as well as with Liberia. Even now it is urged that such a step will offend the delicate susceptibilities of ma
The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1862., [Electronic resource], The production of saltpetre — something for every man to do. (search)
king it in quantity and quality sufficient to meet the gigantic demands for an army of a million of men. This was done by artificial nitre beds. In France alone the yield was a thousand tons per annum. It was proportionate in Holland, Prussia, Sweeden, and Germany. The practice of extracting nitre from beds is still kept up in Europe, especially in Prussia and Sweeden, where it (nitre) is received in the payment of taxes at a stipulated price. It is true that one or more cargoes of nitrSweeden, where it (nitre) is received in the payment of taxes at a stipulated price. It is true that one or more cargoes of nitre may pass the inefficient Lincoln blockade, but as the supply thus obtained is uncertain, while that of "beds" is certain, I submit to your Excellency if there would not be more wisdom in making nitre ourselves, than in relying upon an uncertain outside supply! If you deem my suggestions worthy of consideration, I will be pleased to furnish you with all the information on the subject that you may desire, that I can impart. I have the honor to enclose you a copy of a letter I addresse