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
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
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.
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
safe from the annoyance of seeing the American States
assuming a power that menaced them.