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maintaining which all nations are in some degree interested." "You may stop the Ambassador of your enemy on his passage." Certainly you may if he passes through your territory, or if he be found in a ship of your enemy on the high seas. But is it expressed or implied that you may seize him on neutral ground, or in neutral ships? Can Lord Stowell really have meant to aver that Lincoln could seize a Commissioner from the Southern Confederacy in the streets of Quebec, or on the shore at Havana? Undoubtedly, any power may stop its enemy's Ambassador anywhere; but it must take the consequences. If the arrest be made upon neutral territory, the Power to whom such territory belongs will have a right to resist it even to the point of war. It is probable that Seward will not rest his cause upon any such foundation as this dictum His journals already indicate the policy he means to adopt. They say that Wilkes proceeded on his own authority. Seward may disavow the act, and apolog