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The Daily Dispatch: July 20, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 30, 1865., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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he question, if the Confederate Government with give some guarantee for the abolition of slavery within a green time." There is much virtue in the letter "if." The representatives of the North in Paris most distinctly and decidedly declare that the Government and people of the North now, as ever, bent on conquering the South and maintaining the Union, and that no attempt at mediation could possibly succeed at Washington. This is the language of Mr. Dayton, the American Minister, of Mr. Bigslow, the American Consul, and the majority of the Americans likely to hold correct views on the subject. Another letter says: That the Emperor desires to see peace restored in America for political as well as humanitarian reasons, is beyond a doubt; that his Majesty would recognize the South if England would do so there can be no question. The isolated efforts of French diplomacy have failed. The question asked here is, "Has not the situation changed? Would not the united actio
ever, the belief entertained by every rational mind. He had a mission to fulfill, I am convinced. But this mission was essentially a conciliatory one. The speech which General Schofield uttered at the great Festival of Thanksgiving, which the American residents in Paris have lately celebrated at the Grand Hotel, is a proof that the Cabinet of Washington has no ill feeling towards France or its present government. "To the old friendship between France and the United States," exclaimed General Schofield, as he ended his speech; "may it be strengthened and perpetuated!" And this toast was received with bursts of applause. Need I add that the French press is unanimous in expressing its satisfaction at hearing such pacific language. These words of General Schofield, as well as the friendly tone which characterizes the eloquent address of Mr. Bigslow, will induce the Emperor, far more than any threats, to assimilate his policy, as regards Mexico, to the laws of the American nation.