The French and Mexicans.
authorities would like to discredit the reported fall of Puebla
, and one of their press dispatches announces that the natural defences of Puebla
were so strong that ten thousand men could defend it against four times their number.
That depends, we suppose, on who the men are. Ten thousand Mexicans could not hold Puebla
against forty thousand Frenchmen.
At least we may conclude so from the fact that it was taken without difficulty by the Americans
, and the army of Gen. Scott
was not superior in numbers or prowess to the army of France
The United States
look with great alarm upon the progress of the French
arms in Mexico
We hope they have some grounds for their apprehensions.
They say that the Mexicans are their "natural allies." They have a happy faculty of making allies of all inferior races.
With mixed or black blood they readily assimilate.
All that is base and degraded finds a natural fusion with Yankeedom — Success to the French
We hope between France
and the Confederate States
the "natural allies" will both be brought to their proper level.