Yankee foreign enlistments.
Our readers are aware that a correspondents took place some time last month between Earl Russell and Mr. Adams
, United States
Minister, on the subject of alleged recruiting for the Yankee Government
in Ireland Mr. A. denied positively any knowledge of any such enlistments, and discredited the that any person having any authority from the United States Government was engaged in any such enterprise.
Earl Russell expressed himself satisfied, but subsequently ventured
to draw Mr. A.'s mention again to the subject, upon a statement made to Government that within a fortnight 1,278 emigrants had sailed from Queenstown
for New York, many of them young men — that 800 word booked for the next departure for the same place — that additional steamers had to be put on the line engaged in the business of conveying emigrants — and that the prospect of large bounties had been held out to young men throughout the country, the emigrants themselves admitting that they got $250 and $300 bounty: their friends is New York also receiving large commissions for inducing them to emigrate.
The artful United States
Minister, with an appearance of great earnestness proceeds to He and his Government have been approached time and again by persons who were anxious to go from Ireland
to join the army — soliciting free passage for the purpose.
But their overtures had been rejected, no authority from his Government being given "to listen to any proposals of the kind" Instructions to the same effect, he says, were given to all the Consuls of the United States
admits that the liberal bounty paid by his Government for soldiers had occasioned a desire with many to emigrate.
He then lets out the manner in which the thing is done.
He has been informed by a gentleman of influence that the great corporations for the extension of railways in the western part of the United States
having lost many of the laborers on their lines, by drafting for the army, were endeavoring to fill their places with aliens exempt from military service.
With the adroitness for which his people are so remarkable he makes use of his very correspondence to advertise for emigrants by stating to Earl Russell that "there is no doubt of the fact that there is a great scarcity of laborers in the United States
," and he adds: "I learn from private sources that the rate of wages this season is very much advanced!" These things he coolly informs Earl Russell "may explain the phenomenon of emigration to which your lordship has been pleased to draw my attention" Very satisfactory, no doubt, to his lordship!
knows, Earl Russell knows, that these people are all intended to swell the force against the Southern Confederacy.
regards the emigration of so many of her subjects with indifference or not, we have no means of knowing; but in any event she will find the Yankee
He cannot be caught.
He will draw off her deluded Irishmen, under one specious promise or another, in the face of his protestations of all participations in the proceeding, and in spite of all her vigilance.