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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
werful; and that it is better for us — not by us meaning you, but the governing classes and the governing policy of England—that it should be broken up. Lord Cranworth, who in a moderate way shared the opinions of his class, wrote to Sumner, March 13, 1865: I will not attempt to conceal from you that we think Europe, and more especially England. Will be safer from the horrors of war if you are to continue two great nations than if you are all to be reunited as one great fighting nation. to theation, others did not see it. With some this was a genuine reason, and with others a pretence. 6. Certain national sentiments were misapplied, namely, sympathy for the under dog, or weaker party. Lord Cranworth, in his letter to Sumner, March 13, 1865, gives this sentiment—a morbid sympathy, perhaps—as an explanation of English sympathy with the rebellion. Some peace men, overlooking that the first step was taken by the insurgents, charged most perversely on the government the sole respon