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er the secession of these States resulted in the establishment of a separate Confederacy, or in the restoration of the Union, was there any authority by virtue of which he could either restore a disaffected State to the Union by force of arms, or make any change in any of its institutions. I refer especially for verification of this assertion to the despatches addressed by the Secretary of State of the United States, under direction of the President, to the Ministers of the United States at London and Paris, under date of tenth and twenty-second of April, 1861. The people of this Confederacy, then, cannot fail to receive this proclamation as the fullest vindication of their own sagacity in foreseeing the uses to which the dominant party in the United States intended from the beginning to apply their power; nor can they cease to remember with devout thankfulness that it is to their own vigilance in resisting the first stealthy progress of approaching despotism that they owe their es
t present, no further than to Brashear City and Berwick's Bay, at the junction of the Atchafalaya River and Lake Palondre. For the benefit of those of your readers who may not know — and perhaps there are many such — any thing about these extraordinary bayous, or water-courses, it may be well to state that, although when compared with the mighty Mississippi, they sink to the insignificance of mere streamlets — many of them far exceed in volume the river Thames, a very short distance above London,--and the smallest of them would, in any part of England, be considered a very respectable river. Although not positively known, it had been, for some time past, pretty generally rumored that an expedition of some sort was about to take place in the neighborhood of Berwick's Bay, but when or how no one could tell. All that we knew was that the rebels were collecting forces above Donaldsonville, in the neighborhood of Plaquemine, that they now and then came in collision with our pickets, <
Doc. 119.-President Lincoln's letter to the citizens of Manchester, England. see Doc. 96, page 344 ante. Manchester, February 10, 1863. The following letter and inclosure were received yesterday by the Mayor of Manchester, Abel Heywood, Esq.: Legation of the United States, London, February 9, 1863. sir: I have the honor to transmit to you, by the hands of Mr. Moran, the Assistant Secretary of this Legation, a letter of the President of the United States, addressed to you as chairman of the meeting of workingmen, held at Manchester, on the thirty-first of December, and in acknowledgment of the address which I had the pleasure to forward from that meeting. I am, sir, your obedient servant, Charles Francis Adams. Abel Heywood, Esq., Chairman, etc., Manchester. Executive mansion, Washington, January 19, 1863. To the Workingmen of Manchester: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the address and resolutions which you sent me on the eve of the new yea