previous next

Foreign recognition.

--The Paris correspondent of the New York Herald constantly asserts the certainty of a recognition of the Confederates States, and therefore urged the necessity of tremendous war preparations at the North. We give the following statement for what it is worth:

‘ The fact is, France and England have decided to break the blockade and recognise the Southern Confederacy, which events will soon take place, unless some brilliant and speedy victories are gained by the Northern forces.

’ In the meantime every effort is being made by the Government press here to prejudices the public mind against the Union, and statements the reverse of polite, not to speak of their total estrangement from the truth, are daily made. The Constitutional, especially, signalizes itself by marked hostility, each day having offensive articles, signed by one of the lesser of its contributors, but emanating from the Cabinet of that most liberal of Ministers, Fersigny. The trick now is to unite Mexico to the Southern States, so that the Northern Confederacy and that of the South may be more equalized, and that one may keep the other in check, leaving France and England safe from the annoyance of seeing the American States assuming a power that menaced them.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
France (France) (2)
Mexico (Mexico, Mexico) (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: