, from Londonderry
on the 2d instant, arrived at Portland
on the 17th with five days later news.
The following is a telegraphic summary:
Earl Russell had replied to the recent manifesto of the Confederate Congress expressing equal friendship for North and South, deploring the war, and pledging England
to strict neutrality.
thinks Mr. Lincoln
will make some attempt to close the war by negotiation.
A meeting was held at Bristol
to celebrate Mr. Lincoln
's re-election to the Presidency.
Cheers were given for Jeff Davis
and General Lee
, and groans for Grant
A rush was then made for the platform and the speakers driven away from it. The police finally cleared the room.