Browsing named entities in Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. You can also browse the collection for June 1st, 1861 AD or search for June 1st, 1861 AD in all documents.

Your search returned 1 result in 1 document section:

in so shaping the general exercise of neutral rights in Europe as to render them subservient to the purpose of aiding one of the belligerents, to the detriment of the other. Perhaps it may not be out of place to present a few examples by which to show the true nature of the neutrality professed in this war. In May, 1861, the government of Her Britannic Majesty assured our enemies that the sympathies of this country [Great Britain] were rather with the North than with the South. On June 1, 1861, the British government interdicted the use of its ports to armed ships and privateers, both of the United States and the so-called Confederate States, with their prizes. The Secretary of State of the United States fully appreciated the character and motive of this interdiction, when he observed to Lord Lyons, who communicated it, that this measure and that of the same character which had been adopted by France would probably prove a death-blow to Southern privateering—a means, it will