conquest which Spain may make.
It is idle to say we have no interests to be protected there, and that we cannot afford to waste our strength in fighting the battles of other nations.
We shall be fighting our own battle most effectually in defending Mexico against European conquest.
Our prestige and national honor are involved in resisting such an effort to plant a hostile flag upon our weakest and most exposed frontier.
We presume it is against possible dangers from this quarter that Mr. Sewardle precaution is directed.
France and England may possibly join Spain in her endeavors, or they may so far encourage her as to involve themselves in complications with our blockade.
For any emergency, it is clearly the duty of our people to be fully prepared.
The following, from the Philadelphia Bulletin (Rep.) shows that journal thinks the "admonition" is meant for England:
"The fact that the British Government is sending an unusual force to Canada, makes it necessary that the