Spanish views on the Mexican question.
correspondent of the London Star,
(Abolition,) writing on the 4th inst., announces the arrival in that city of M. Barrot
, the French Minister
, and says:
It is stated in the semi-official papers that he has obtained leave of absence.
But such is not the case.
He received a summons a little more than a week ago to present himself forthwith in Paris
His presence is needed at St. Cloud
for the purpose of informing the Emperor from the French policy in Mexico is treated in Madrid.
As the plans of Napoleon
concerning this country are about to go through a new phase,
it has been also thought well to give in person fresh instructions to the French Ambassador
at the Court
of Queen Isabella.
The time is fast approaching for Marshal Forey
to execute a coup d'etat,
and to give the Mexicans the French Prince
for whom they pray.
was the subject of a "lively discussion" at the last council.
Two of the Ministers
(I should suppose M M. Fould
and Rouher) predicted that to garrison this country and keep order in it must almost drain the Exchequer dry. They also united in showing that it must lead in every case to an American war.
If the Federals
gain there is no doubt but what they will attempt to apply the Monroe
If, on the other hand, the Confederates
win, they will be found warlike and aggressin neighbors.
The principles on which they found their Government will inevitably force them to seek an extension of territory.
But for the present the Emperor
is bent on carrying out his schemes of conquest.
His personal interests urge him to do so. The piety — truly Spanish piety — of the Empress
urges her to lend all her power to the priestly party; and bigotry, no less then fears for Cuba, urge Spain to concur in the views of her Imperial ally.