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Chapter 18. Blockade Hatteras Inlet Port Royal captured the Trent affair Lincoln Suggests arbitration Seward's despatch McClellan at Washington army of the Potomac McClellan's quarrel with Scott retirement of Scott Lincoln's memorandum-all quiet on the Potomac conditions in Kentucky Cameron's visit
ure of the international question involved, and the serious dilemma of disavowal or war precipitated by the imperative British demand.
It was fortunate that Secretary Seward and Lord Lyons were close personal friends, and still more that though British public opinion had strongly favored the rebellion, the Queen of England entert he necessities of the moment, it was impossible to adopt this procedure.
Upon full discussion, it was decided that war with Great Britain must be avoided, and Mr. Seward wrote a despatch defending the course of Captain Wilkes up to the point where he permitted the Trent to proceed on her voyage.
It was his further duty to have