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The Daily Dispatch: March 29, 1865., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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M. de Montholon, the new French Ambassador to Washington, was for many years a citizen of Richmond. He is a son of the famous General Montholon, who accompanied Napoleon to St. Helens, and remained with him until his death, and who, while on that island, wrote voluminous memoirs, of great historical value, under the dictation of his chief. Afterwards, as is well known, General Montholon, always a decided Bonapartist, joined the present Emperor of the French in that rash expedition which resulted in the capture of both, and their confinement in the fortress of Ham. While the father was still in prison, the Prince de Joinville made a tour through theon his travels. Shortly after, he was appointed French Consul at New York, it is believed, through the interposition of the Prince. Since the rise of Napoleon, Montholon has been a great favorite, as he ought to be, if for nothing else, yet for the fidelity and sufferings of his father in the cause of the Bonaparte.--He spent all
court is strongly urged in congressional circles. Legal documents have been prepared, favoring this idea, by one of the ablest lawyers in the country. Second Dispatch. Washington, December 15. --The departure for Europe on Wednesday of the Chief Secretary of the French Legation is connected with the details of the Mexican question and growing popular sympathy with the Liberal cause in Mexico, together with the appointment of General Logan, has led to a communication between Count Montholon and the State Department, which resulted in sending a message to the French Emperor for definite instructions. It is said the withdrawal of the French Legation from Washington will take place in case of the formal appointment of an United States minister to the Mexican republic. Third Dispatch. Washington December 15. --The House yesterday adopted the original Stevens resolution by a two-thirds vote. It is regarded as settling the question of admitting Southern claima