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e to obtain the ear of the Southern people on the subject, and to impress the world with the just and moderate designs of the war. In his letter of April, 1861, to the Federal minister at Paris, intended as a diplomatic circular for the courts of Europe, and an authoritative exposition of the objects and spirit of tile war on the Northern side, Mr. Seward, by direction of the President, wrote: ( The condition of slavery in the several States will remain just the same, whether it succeeds or failron vessels, both for coast and harbour defences, and also for offensive operations against the enemy's forts.
The two combatants — the Virginia and the Monitor — which had given a sensation to the whole world, and turned the attention of every European government that had a strip of sea-coast to defend to the experiment of iron-clads, were never again engaged in contest.
The first continued by her presence at Norfolk to guard the entry into James River, and was thought of such importance with