--This is an event of transcendent importance to the Confederate States
, and will be hailed with joy from the Potomac
to the Rio Grande
It secures the early conclusion of a treaty with France
, in which we shall be treated as an independent sovereignty; for it is impossible that the Emperor Napoleon should not take the earliest opportunity to seek our friendship and alliance for the new State.
have been trying to persuade themselves for sometime that Maximilian
would not accept, and that if he declined no one would be found to take the offer.
We wish them joy of their successful attempt to cheat themselves into this belief.
We see land now very clearly on our lee bow, and there are no breakers between us and it.