The Trent Affair.
The position of the Lincoln Government
in regard to the seizure of Messrs. Mason
has at length assumed definite shape, and the world is no longer held in suspense.
Lord Lyons, on the 26th ult., sent to the State Department the demand of the British Government
for their surrender; and a day or two afterward Secretary Seward
replied in a lengthy communication, signifying the assent of the abolition Administration to the demand.
will therefore be restored, and the long agony is over.