The Prospect of recognition.
--The Columbus Sun publishes a letter from a gentleman in Liverpool
, in which the writer, after expressing his sympathy with the cause of the South
"We cannot think it possible that the Governments of this country and France
will see their operatives starve for want of a raw material necessary to them, and which you have and want to exchange for goods or money.
The thing appears incredible, and we conclude that sooner than allow such a state of things the blockade must be raised.
While you are willing to let us have the cotton, it does not seem right that we should be prevented.
The Government and people are watching all these contingencies very closely, and a few months must decide something important in this respect.
I have seen Col. Chambers
' letter, which shows a noble patriotism, and with such feelings animating your people you must triumph.
I think your people will present to the world an imposing spectacle of self-devotion, and the continuation of the struggle will gradually interest the world more deeply with your cause.
I see Bishop Otey
says 'the men of the South
will present a wall of steel against their Northern invaders more impassable than fortresses.'
"As our people become interested in your cause, so will our Government be strengthened to act decisively."