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conflict. Lord Palmerson defended the course which the Government had taken, and said he could see no distinction of principle between the selling of arms to the Federals and the shipping of ships to the Confederates. Letters from Hon. Gidson Welles, Secretary of the Navy, to Hon. Charles Somser, are published in the English journals. They refer to Mr. Laird's statement in Parliament, that his firm had been approached in 1861 by the agents of the Federal Government relative to the building of war vessels for the North. Mr. Laird asserts neither directly nor indirectly that any application was made by his (Mr. Welles) authority to the Messrs. Lord, or any other foreign ship-builders, for the construction of vessels for the American Government. Advances had been made to him, however, on behalf of numerous English and other foreign ship builders, but in every instance the proposition to build, or procure to be built, vessels for the Federal navy abroad, was declined. Mr.