The Duke of Newcastle upon American affairs.
, a member of the English Government
, and the companion of the Prince
in his last year's visit to this country made a speech a few weeks ago before the Robin Hood Rifles
, an English volunteer organization, in which he spoke of the battle of Bull Run
as the result, not of a want of courage — for he didn't believe that they were one whiteness brave than the English
, from which they sprung — but a lack of discipline.
In conclusion he said:
Having touched upon that subject.
I will only say one word in reference to it, viz: that I know that every man in this town has only too good reason, apart from the affection which he hears to his countrymen across the Atlantic
— for still we must call them so — I say he has too good reason, independently of this consideration, to regret that civil war; and I am certain that you will all join with me in the earnest hope that further shedding of blood my be spared and before the lapse of any long time that calamitous war may be brought to a close.