Thank God for that!
--We learn from the Sentinel,
of yesterday, that the President
has dismissed all the British Consuls
from the Confederacy
in consequence of the attitude they lately assumed towards this Government in the affair of calling on British born subjects to bear arms in defence of their homes.
The Government has never, since its installation, done a better or more popular deed.
It is but the complement to the recall of Mr. Mason
, and that act of vigor would not have been complete without it. The only fault we have to find with it is that it has been deferred to long.--Great Britain
ignores our existence, let us by all means ignore her's. Her minister at Washington
calls the Confederacy
Government of the Confederate States
." We can retort by calling the Government
of Great Britain
"the so-called Government of Her Brittanic Majesty." Our existence is just as palpable a fact as the existence of Great Britain
If she does not know us, there is no reason on earth why we should know her. Perhaps the time may come when she may feel the want of Consuls here.
We trust none will be admitted who come here with exequaturs
signed by Seward
ignorance of our existence is one
of the most contemptible exhibitions of British littleness, but it is not the most
When they held Napoleon
in captivity, they insisted on his being addressed as "General Bonaparte
," although he had been declared Emperor
of the French
by the votes of three millions of Frenchmen, and had been recognized as such by all the Continental
This attempt to ignore all the stupendous events of the Emperor
's reign has long since been rewarded with the contempt of the civilized world.
The present attempt is even more paltry and more pitiful, and we are delighted beyond measure to see it resented in the proper spirit.