Additional foreign news.
We gather some additional news from English papers of the 8th, (of which extracts are published in the New York papers:)
The correspondence relative, to the seizure of the schooner Will
o' the Wisp, by the U. S. ship Montgomery
, is published.
The facts of the case, as described before the U. S. Prize Court, are already known.
held that the capture was not warranted, but owing to some suspicious circumstances the Court
deemed that the capture should only pay their own expenses.
Correspondence ensued upon this, and Earl Russell requested Lord Lynch to state to Mr. Seward
that Her Majesty's Government were dissatisfied with the decision, and considered that some compensation should be granted to the owners.
replied that if the owners were dissatisfied they might carry the case to the Court of Appeals. Earl Russell therefore writes to Lord Lyons requesting him to inform Mr. Seward
that Her Majesty's Government have heard with regret the answer which he has returned on behalf of the United States
, and still hope she will reconsider the matter. "The circumstances of the case." he says, "present no clear an instance of unmistakable and the ground alleged by the Judge
for not aware in the costs, at least if not also damages, is so inadequate on the face of it as to enable Mr. Seward
, upon consulting the law officers of the United States Government, to grant the redress prayed for without subjecting the injured parties to the delay and expense of further judicial proceedings."
This expression of opinion is duly made by Lord Lyons, and Mr. Seward
, in a long reply, states that if no it would be "incumbent" on the part of the United States Government to withdraw their confidence from the judicial tribunals of the country.
In accordance with the direct one of Earl Russell, the case was not pressed further, and there the matter rests.
has an editorial on the subject, and is glad that Mr. Seward
's peevish letter was not replied to. It says: ‘"While we sympathize with the loss and inconvenience inflicted on the parties interested in the Will o' the Wrap, we have no reason to be dissatisfied with the general tenor of the judgment, and nothing to gain, as a nation, by pushing the pretensions of neutrals beyond their entitled limits.
Had the ship been condemned, and the condemnation confirmed on appeal, it would have been our duty to demand redress, but we cannot compel, and ought not to expect, an angry belligerent to be generous as well as just. "’
The proceedings in Parliament on the 7th inst. were quite unimportant.
Lord Clarence Pagot
, in a letter to the Times,
pronounces the report that he is to take the command of the British squadron on the North
American station as quite unfounded.
The New York correspondent of the Times,
writing on June 26, says there has been a great revulsion of sentiment among all classes.
The object of Gen. Lee
in his advance in Maryland
is admitted by nearly every one except a few philosophical opinionists and Government contractors to be nothing less than the capture of Washington Mr. Lincoln
and his Cabinet, as well as General Hooker
, share this opinion.
There is a very widespread and earnest wish that Lee
may be successful.
The belief that the present Administration is incompetent to conduct the war, that it cannot conquer the South
, that the South
will indubitably receive its independence, and that it is better for all parties that it should do as without further bloodshed, spread rapidly from the lower grades of the working classes upward until it has pervaded the whole mass of society except the , the , and the newspaper editors.
It is openly expressed in the ferry boats it is discussed in hotel lobbies and reading rooms; it is the staple topic of conversation, and appears to be so deeply and so universally diffused as to have hushed the trumpeters of war, and welded the conflicting passions, interests, and convictions of a great people into the homogeneity of one weary, disgusted, and all but inelegant prayer for place.
In every part of the country the war seen's to have subsided.
, which of 900,000 volunteers which she would send to support the policy of Emancipation, has not sent a man to the relief of Pennsylvania
organizes all their young men in societies to resist aid to the war which the common sense of the majority has long since ceased to approve.
Such is the nation while Lee
is thundering at the place of the Capital
and in the people rather approve than the Confederate
chief and with that were President
instead of Mr. Lincoln
to settle a difficulty which is out of Mr. Lincoln
's reach over to appearance.
Federal Government into perdition.
The extracts from the French
press are inter The Putts mon the official has the following explanation about the of Messrs.
The journals have given publicity to an incident which occurred in the House of Commons on ing the cession of Tuesday last on the occasion of the preposition of Mr. Roebuck
A few explanations will suffice simpate the misunderstanding to which this incident has given place.
visited Fon for the purpose of persuading the Emperor
to make an official movement at London
for the recognition of the Southern States
, as in their opinion, this recognition would not put an end to the struggle which overwhelms with blood the United States
. The Emperor
expressed to them his desire to see peace established in those Territories; but observed to them that the proposition of mediation, addressed to London
in the month of October not having been agreed to by England
, he did not think in his duty to make a new one before he was sure of its acceptance; that nevertheless the Ambassador
of would receive instructions to sound the intentions of Lord Palmerston upon this point, and to give him to understand that if the English
believed that the recognition of the South
would put an end to the war the Emperor
would be disposed to follow it in this direction.
All impartial man will see by this simple statement that the Emperor
has not endeavored, as certain present, to influence the British Parliament by means of two of us members, and that everything was limited to frank explanations, exchanged is an interview which his Majesty bad no reason to refuse.
a paper with Federal proclivities, commenting on this says:
This explanation throws the light at length upon the rumors put in circulation and upon the of contradictions which arose between Lord John Russell
and Mr. Roebuck
. --Baron Gros
was to receive instructions to sound the intentions of Lord Palmerston. --This fact remains, and, without desiring to hazard too much in advance in the system of diplomacy, we think we may hope that in a short time the question will be put again, and arose clearly.
The published in the this morning confirms to and all our former information, and three days ago we were not wrong in saying that the question of the recognition of the South
was seriously entertained in the councils of the Emperor
We think we may add that the French Government
, while taining the greatest prudence in the realization of its intentions, is decided in principle.
A grave fact is exhibited in this affair; that the French Government
, by this new movement, puts itself in an antagonistic position with the Cabinet
The visit of Messrs. Roebuck
has had another result, which is, that it will force the English Government
to declare itself with great energy against any project of intervention, which adjourns possibly for a long time the hope conceived by the Cabinet
of the to make its policy prevail in the United States
by means of a common action.
The note of the does not limit itself to clearing up a misunderstanding.
It expresses an idea which is placed in words for the first time, in a formal manner, in an official journal.
It is, that if the propositions of France
are resumed they will have for their certain object the recognition of the South
Six months ago this recognition only presented itself as an eventual result of meditation, now, in the idea of the French Government
, it is no longer the of hostilities that will bring about the recognition of the South
, but the fact of the recognition of the South
which, according to all probability, will bring about the tion of