A rumor prevailed extensively Saturday that intelligence had been received that Belgium and Spain had recognized the Southern Confederacy as a free and independent nation, and that the President would issue a proclamation to that effect.--Up to last evening this rumor had not been authenticated.
The Daily Dispatch: October 27, 1862. Richmond Dispatch. 2 pages. by Cowardin & Hammersley. Richmond. October 27, 1862. microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mi : Proquest. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
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