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cupied by a fleet, on account of its exposure to the northers. More in detail, the last part of the scheme was this: The Emperor was to assemble his fleet at Martinique under the pretence of blockading Mexican ports,--which would be a mere pretence, for no such blockade would have been of any use. At once upon a declaration of the safety of all. If disobeyed knowingly, they are to be enforced by all the means and power which it is necessary to use. Now the French fleet would come from Martinique, a port whose condition was wretched, and was a condemned one. It was hot weather and the yellow fever was there, and my orders were that every vessel, whetherutting a French emperor over her. Thus we were stabbing her in the back. Soon afterwards I received information that one or more ships of the French fleet at Martinique, under the command of Admiral Reynaud (Fox) of the French navy, were coming to New Orleans. In a little time Admiral Reynaud appeared, bringing a communication