France and the Confederacy.
The London Times
, conceding that the Southern Confederacy is destined to become one of the most powerful Governments of the continent, wonders how we will get along with France
as a neighbor in Mexico
Very well indeed, we think.
We have no jealousy of France
, or anywhere else.
She is a nation which has always sympathized with us, and would have recognized our independence long ago, and put an end to the war, if Great Britain
had consented to unite with her in that wise and humane undertaking.
We have no desire for more territory than we already possess, except perhaps an outlet on the Pacific
, which we can have without interfering with France
We have no desire to invade and despoil other countries, especially after our own bitter experience of such wrong and injustice.
The present possession of Mexico
is an advantage to us, and we are glad she is there.
is a chivalric and generous Empire, and we wish her success.
Instead of jealousy, we are likely, when our independence is established, to give her some substantial proofs that we appreciate her humane and liberal sentiments.