The Emperor Napoleon and the American Minister.
correspondent of the New York Times writes that the American Minister
) was recently summoned to the palace of St. Cloud
to deliver into the hands of His Majesty the letter of recall of the Count de Sartiges
as Minister at Washington
This ceremony, where Ministers only are concerned, is usually performed with the Minister
of Foreign Affairs; but the Emperor
desired, no doubt, to show a special attention on this occasion to the agent of the United States
In this interview Mr. Faulkner
was retained a long time in friendly conversation with his Majesty, in which the latter displayed that wonderful general knowledge of affairs all over the world for which he is remarkable, and recalled in all its details, with many expressions of delight, his visit to the United States
He spoke of his astonishment at the wonderful activity of New York after arriving from sluggish Europe
He referred at length to the war fears of England
, and denounced those fears as the greatest absurdity.
He had not now and never had a thought of provoking a war with England
.--His pride and ambition was to elevate France
to a high position of commercial and agricultural prosperity, and he could best accomplish this by remaining the friend and ally of England
To suppose that he would go to war with England
for revenge was a small compliment to his statesmanship.
was warm in his expressions of friendship to the people of the United States
, and promised his good will in the conclusion of a new commercial treaty.