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Foreign news — recognition.

We have dates from England to the 31st of May. It appears that the question of recognition was again exciting the public, or rather the newspaper public. How much further the matter goes than the mere speculation of journalists we do not know, and there is really nothing to enlighten us upon the subject.

Mr. Mason had gone to Paris. His appearance there had given fresh excitement and new capital to the quid nuncs. They infer that there is added strength to the reports of the "approaching recognition of the Southern States." The Paris correspondent of the London Herald says that the great difficulty was "the stubbornness of a part of the British Cabinet." Nevertheless, he thinks France will lead the way, and "the rest of Europe will not be slow to follow."

It was alleged that Messrs. Mason and Slidell were presenting the cause of the Confederacy on the Continent with renewed energy.

The lying Yankee bulletins about the fall of Vicksburg had reached England, and by some journals was considered as the event propitious for mediation. The London Globe regarded the Federal movements before Vicksburg as directed to the object of securing lines of frontier when the war ends.

It is stated with an air of positiveness that Mr. Roebuck is to offer a motion for the recognition of the South in Parliament, and that an amendment of some sort is to be proposed by Lord Montague; which means, we suppose, that the motion is to come from a man who has little influence in Parliament, and the Montague is to consign it to the tomb of the Capelets.

The Times, which must blow from all points of the compass upon the question, puffs out a strong Northern blast by saying that "England cannot recognize that which does not exist"--that "the South is not yet independent" --and that England has no right to "place any fictitious cause of discouragement" in the way of the North! It nevertheless declares that England would fellow France, or Russia, or some other power, in a tender of advice for a settlement of the war. That would be so kind!--especially the following of others in so humane and hold an offer.

The Southern Confederacy of course has learned to expect nothing from the English Government, and is long since convinced that her only reliance is by of her own and constancy to continue that "real cause of discouragement" of the North which will secure our independence, and end the war in good time, whether there be interference or not from abroad.

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