"Judge Lynch" and an English M. P.
's last letter from Europe
contains the following:
I have met distinguished personages, members of the Ministry, the Government
, and of Parliament, at dinners and breakfasts, with whom I have conversed fully upon American questions; and while I am not at liberty to use names or publish conversations, I may say that the Union
has many and strong friends here.
And I am sorry to add that, although the Trent
trouble is out of the way, we shall need all that those friends can do for us. The moment Parliament meets, agitation of American questions will commence.
The blockade will be attacked from one quarter, while another section will demand a recognition of the independence of the Confederate States
Nor is it from England
alone that this kind of pressure will come.
is even more restive than England
under the blockade.
At breakfast, a few days since, a distinguished member of Parliament, who has been much in America
, remarked with emphasis that he had formerly entertained a high opinion of ‘ "Judge Lynch
,"’ looking with much favor upon that species of impromptu jurisprudence known as ‘"Lynch Law,"’ but since it failed to hang Floyd
, of Buchanan
's Cabinet, he had ignored and was disgusted with the system.
, our Minister to Brussels
, who is indefatigable in efforts to aid our Government, has purchased a cargo of arms, saltpetre, clothes, &c., and chartered the Melets, an iron steamer, which he dispatches from Antwerp
on Sunday under the command of Capt. Eastman
, of Maine
, a thorough sailor and devoted Union man, of whose experience and daring the Government
will do well to avail itself.