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The Daily Dispatch: November 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], The recent engagement of General Chalmers in Mississippi. (search)
some very adroit plagiarisms of other ideas, he is also convicted of some very gross blunders in his recent diplomatic circular. For instance, as noted by a New York cotemporary: Such mistakes as placing Prince Rupert's Island near the head waters of the Mississippi; calling the motto of the Garter the motto of the British National Arms; attributing to Cardinal Richellen the occupation and fortification "of a large portion of this continent, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Straits of Belle Isle," though the Cardinal had been dead a quarter of a century ere the Mississippi was discovered; alluding to the "age of Gameous" as coeval with the introduction of slavery to this continent by Portugal, though the post died half a century before that event. These blunders of his past diplomatic correspondence, the critic thinks, were had enough, but a like ignorance of passing events is inexcusable. Mr. Seward, in his circular, lately published to our Ministers abroad, speaks of an ordina