has reduced liberty itself to a mockery.
Lord John Russell, on the 21st of March, said:--"It would be a failure of friendship on our part if at this moment we were to interpose and recognize the Southern States"
Lord Palmerston's observations on the 27th, though characteristically unfriendly in temper, yet bore the same general testimony to the necessity of avoiding all interference in American affairs.
The rebels in New Orleans had a report that Bragg had been defeated by Rosecrans.
The British steamer Dolphin and the Clara, both prizes, arrived at Key West on the 1st.
A special dispatch to the Chicago Times from Helena, Arkansas, the 8th, says the entire Tallahatchie fleet, consisting of the divisions of Ross and Quimby, and numerous gun and mortar boats, arrived the night previous.
The expedition left.
Fort Greenwood Sunday, having been absent 43 days. The divisions under Quimby and Hovey have been ordered to Vicksburg.