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ll the amends that are due to Great Britain in the premises. " To these statements Earl Russell promptly responded that "her Majesty's Government accept that apology in the same spirit in which it has been offered, and are truly glad that the matter has been settled in a manner honorable to both parties, and calculated to improve the friendly relations which her Majesty's Government are always anxious to main with the Government of the United States." The tobacco at Richmond. Mr. Layard, in reply to Sir R. Clifton, stated that it was true that her Majesty's Government, on the application of the French Austrian Governments, had consented that those Governments should pass a quantity of tobacco through the blockade, with the approval of the American Government. The tobacco was the property of the Austrian and French Governments, and was in Richmond when the civil war broke out. Her Majesty's Government had not made a similar application for the passing of cotton for the be
The Climax. --The masterpiece of the Seward Russell correspondence about the rams is the following brief dispatch from Mr. Layard to Mr. Stuart, Her Majesty's Charge d'affaires at Washington, written the very day that Mr. Adams's threatening dispatch of same date was received, and three days before Earl Russell informed him in three lines that the threat had succeeded. We give it in full: Foreign Office, Feb. 5. We have given orders to-day to the Commissioners of Customs at Liverpool to prevent the two iron clads leaving the Mersey. These orders had scarcely been sent when we received the note from Mr. Adams, of which I send you a copy. Mr. Adams is not yet aware that orders have been given to stop the vessels. You may inform Mr Seward confidentially of the fact.
anxiety to redeem the State, as they see it is fast receding from their grasp. Though they may use exertions almost superhuman, they will find that the Union arms can cope successfully with any force that they may bring. Miscellaneous. The Governor of New York has determined to call out the State militia regiments to do duty at the forts around the city of New York, so as to allow the forces now stationed there to be transferred to the field. In the House of Commons on the 8th Layard said that the Government was taking measures to investigate the alleged kidnapping of Irish emigrants into the service of the Federal army. A large company has been formed in England, with a capital of a million of dollars, to purchase steamers to run the blockade and bring out cotton. The steamer Matilda, built at Glasgow for the Confederates, bound from Cardiff for a rebel port, iron and steel clad, was wrecked on Lundy Island. It is reported that the case of the Pampero has
The Daily Dispatch: May 6, 1864., [Electronic resource], The impending battle on the Rapidan — the enemy on the PeninsulaIron Clads and transports in James river — troops landed at Bermuda Hundreds, &c. (search)
ch documents are presented to the Confederate Congress; and also not being aware at the time that an opinion had been expressed doubting the genuineness of the document, he. in his simplicity, [a laugh.] did believe that the document was what it purported to be. Had it been so, emanating from the Confederate Government, it would, undoubtedly, have been, as he had represented it, of unquestionable authority. His impression was that the letter of Mr Adams should be produced. ["No, no," from Mr Layard, "the dispatch of Lord Lyons"]--Well, that the dispatch of Lord Lyons should be produced. ["Hear," and a laugh.] In the House of Lords, on the 18th the Earl of Derby gave notice that on the 26th inst, he should call attention to the correspondence between Her Majesty's Government and Messrs Laird, of Birkenhead, relative to the Mersey rams The Bishop of Peterborough is dead. There was a rumor that the Earl of Carlisle intended to resign the Lord Lieutenancy of foreland.
e of Commons, on the 7th, the debate on Disraeli's motion of censure was resumed, and a fierce party debate ensued Mr. Layard severely denounced Disraeli's argument, and charged him with having garbled Parliamentary papers. Mr. Hardy indignantly replied, and said Mr. Layard's statement was calumnious. This word was objected to. A member contended it was permissible, while Palmerston argued that it was not, and a very turbulent scene ensued, the whole opposition side defending the remark. Finally, after an apology from Mr. Layard, the debate proceeded, and at its close, Mr. Hennessey, amidst great cheering, recalled a case in which Lord Palmerston himself used the term "calumnious" towards Mr. Layard, some years ago, andMr. Layard, some years ago, and the Speaker, on that occasion, ruled the expression in order The debate was renewed on the 8th amidst great excitement, the principal speakers being Osborn, Walpole, Palinerston, and Disraeli Mr. Newdegate, at the solicitation of Lord Palm
ared in Parliament that the policy of the British Government is to recognise the Government of Maximilian in Mexico, "the condition being that the Government shall be in possession of the capital." This was stated on behalf of the Government by Mr. Layard, in reply to a question by Mr. Kinglake, in the House of Commons. In the course of that reply, Mr. Layard enumerated those Mexican States which had been subjected to Maximilian's monarchy by the French and those which had not, and then declareMr. Layard enumerated those Mexican States which had been subjected to Maximilian's monarchy by the French and those which had not, and then declared the policy of the Government to be as above, viz:"to recognise the de facte government, the condition being that the Government should be in possession of the capital." It was further stated that this determination had been communicated to the Emperor of the French, and the British Government only awaited official information as to the condition precedent to recognition, and would not delay action until the States under Juarez were brought under the authority of the Archduke Maximilian. N
Tribute to women. --The celebrated traveler, Layard, paid the following handsome tribute to women: "I have observed that women in all countries are civil, obliging, tender and humane. I never addressed myself to them decently and friendly without getting a friendly answer. With men it has often been otherwise. In wandering over the barrens of hospitable Denmark, and through honest Sweden and frozen Lapland, rude and churlish Finland, unprincipled Russia, and the widespread regions of the wandering Tartar; if hungry, dry, wet, cold or sick, the women have been friendly; and to add to this virtue, (so worthy the appellation of benevolence,) those actions have been performed in so free and kind a manner, that if I was dry, I drank the sweetest draught; and if hungry, ate the coarsest morsel with double relish."
t to a monomania. So long as that idea stands on its pedestal the war must rage on, and it can see no symptoms of its early overthrow. The Army and Navy Gazette thinks the meeting marks a new phase in the bloody conflict. It makes the boundary line between the belligerents broader and deeper, and renders peace, it fears, impossible till one party or the other have won by the sword the fight. Parliamentary proceedings continue unimportant. In the House of Commons, on the 17th, Mr. Layard, in response to Mr. Watkin, bore testimony to the zeal, tact, discretion and ability with which Lord Lyons had discharged his duties at Washington. In no one of many thousand cases had he failed to obtain the highest approval of the Government, and his duties had been so laborious that in one year his dispatches filled sixty folio volumes. Under such circumstances it was not surprising that his health had broken down, and for the present the Government forebore to press him to decide whe
ity of coal. In the House of commons, on the 3d, Mr. Shaw Lefevre asked whether the attention of the Government had been directed to a certain minute of instructions alleged to have been issued by the Confederate Government with reference to the seizure and disposal of Confederate cruisers, of neutral vessels, without adjudication by a prize court; whether such instructions met the approval of the Government; if not, what measure would be taken to prevent their being carried out. Mr. Layard replied that the attention of the Government had been given to the instructions in question, and they were entirely disapproved. It would not, however, be consistent with the interests of the public service to state what steps had been taken regarding them. The Liverpool Post, in an editorial contending against a probable war between England and America, says: "In a note from a member of the Government, received in Liverpool on the 2d, occurs the following passage: 'I hear the city i
he foreign office from the American Government or the American Ambassador, demanding compensation for losses occasioned to American citizens by the Alabama or other vessels commissioned by the American Government of the Confederate States. Mr. Layard said that there had been no demand of the kind made during the last six months. Mr. Bright asked whether the Government had not received numerous claims from English subjects against the Government of the United States, on account of transactions during the war, and whether they were intended to be forwarded by the Government. Mr. Layard said the Government had received claims of this character, and they had been forwarded. Mr. F. Peel, in reply to Mr. Baxter, said that two vessels, not quite seventeen years old, were still employed by the British and North American Royal Mail Company (Cunard line); but there had been no complaint as to any delay on that account in the postal service.--With respect to the future arrange
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