for the two nations, it was, pregnant with promises of disaster to the conspirators and their cause.
It was so unexpected and discouraging to them and their sympathizers in America and great Britain, who hoped for and confidently expected A. War between the two Governments that would redound to the benefit of the insurgents, that they could not conceal their chagrin and disappointment.
They had tried to fan the flame of discord between the Cabinets of Washington and London.
In England, Liverpool was the focus of efforts in aid of the rebellion.
There the friends of the conspirators held a meeting,
Nov. 28, 1861.
the meeting was called by the following placard, posted all over the town: Outrage on the British flag — the Southern Commissioners forcibly removed from a British mail steamer.
A public meeting will be held in the cotton Salesroom at three o'clock.
which was presided over by James Spence, who, for a time, was the fiscal agent of the Confederates and a bitter enemy