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The Daily Dispatch: May 24, 1861., [Electronic resource], Durrettsville, Richmond County, Va., May 21, 1861. (search)
he has the same right to issue letters of marque which any Chief Magistrate of a republic either in North or South America would have. Letter of marque Debate in the House of Lords. In the House of Lords, on the 10th of May, the Earl of Derby said that he understood that her Majesty's Government had come to the conclusion that the Southern States of America were to be considered as a belligerent power, and had referred certain points to the consideration of the law officers of the Cro had correctly understood the answer given in another place, that the Government would issue a proclamation of warning to British subjects, but it was desirable that the wording of the proclamation should be carefully considered. The Earl of Derby said that he wished to know if it would be distinctly declared that any British subject joining in privateering must not look to his Government to save him from his own criminal acts. Earl Granville apprehended that this would follow natural