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Mexico and the Yankees

The Petersburg Express suggests that the Yankees will be placed in a quandary with reference to the question of recognizing the new empire of Mexico. The Federal Minister, Corwin, is in the city of Mexico, a spectator of the scene of revolution so painful to his Government, but has not dared to say a word against it. Nor will he. Yet the matter of recognizing the new Government, and opening relations with it, cannot be gotten rid of What Jonathan will do is a matter of curiosity.

There is another question of some interest, and it is this: The renowned Corwin, who went to Mexico just after the present war begun, bamboozled the Mexicans into a treaty giving to Abraham Lincoln the privilege to send his troops across their territory to attack our Southern border. Will the new Government be expected to respect that treaty! If there is any such expectation, we have not a doubt that it will be disappointed.

But speculation about what Yankee will do in all such matters is only agreeable to those who speculate. The Yankees will just accommodate themselves to circumstances. They will submit to what they can't prevent — pay damages — pocket insults — acquiesce in revolutions detrimental to them — do anything and everything that they may think expedient, and avoid everything to them inexpedient, while they wage their war of malignity and subjugation against the South.

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