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A London view of New York.

--There has been a general indisposition to spend the summer or the autumn of the present year in the United States or Canada, although salmon fishing in the St. Francis, trout fishing in the Ottawa, sturgeon spearing in the St. Lawrence, and quail, chicken, and buffalo shooting on the prairie, have been as inviting as they ever were. Nor has this country, or the military Governments of the continent, thought it desirable to send Commissioners to the Federal and Confederate camps to report on the improvements in the art of war which may be introduced. Governments and governed have, from the commencement of the present war, resolutely stood aloof from it, and may do so to the end, unless compromised or dragged into it against their will.--While this has been the temper of the people, and the seeming policy of foreign nations, the French yacht or gunboat Jerome Napoleon has cast anchor in the North River, New York, her imperial Highness Princess Clotilde has attended high mass, celebrated by Rev. Dr. Cumming, Twenty-eighth street, and Prince Napoleon has visited Camp Scott and the American Zouaves on Staten Island. New York, thus taken by storm, has called on Mr. Peter Cooper and the corporation; but the response, so far, has not been encouraging.

A few months warlike preparation and loss of trade have worked wonders in New York, and foreign sensations are out of season. The money appropriated by the corporation to support the families of absent soldiers has been chiefly used in the equipment of volunteers, and the soldiers' families parade the streets seeking bread. Broadway has ceased to be the parade of fashion, and echoes to the tread of armed men; stores which a year ago impoverished rich Creoles and easy planters are either closed or in a decaying state, and the New York ladies via with each other in contracted crinoline and common lawn. Another ball such as that which broke down the floor in the presence of the Prince of Wales would now be denounced from the pulpit, as a New York, if not a national sin, the money being needed by the poor to relieve their necessities, and by the Federal Government to drive the so-called rebels from Manassas.--London Morning Chronicle.

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