months of the workmen, it was very difficult to understand.
Therefore it was impossible, without hazarding any prediction, to look this great evil full in the face, and to consider the possibilities of the coming winter without great alarm — at least anxiety.
It was to be hoped, however, that an overruling Providence might bring about events, the circumstances of which we were at present unable to discern or predict.
The blockade again Questioned. From the London Shipping Gazette, October 19
The question now for the consideration of our Government and that of France is, how long shall the present state of things be suffered to continue?
How long is maritime commerce to be embarrassed to suit the views of the Cabinet of Washington!
If we are to acquiesce in the capture and confiscation of British ships and their cargoes, which commit no offence except that they happen to enter a port contrary to a proclamation of which they may not have heard, or, if they did, which was