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Later from Europe.
arrival of the Etna.
American affairs, etc., etc.

The steamship Esq., Capt. Kennedy, from Liverpool on Wednesday, the 15th inst., via Queenstown 16th, passed Cape Race 9:30 P. M. of Thursday, the 24th, and was boarded by the news yacht.

The Etna has nearly £300,000 in specie.

Her advices are four days later than those by the Persia.

The steamship New York, from Bremen, left Southampton on the 15th for New York. She has £13,500 in specie.

A proclamation has been issued by the British Government relative to affairs in the U. States, warning British subjects against engaging in the American war, and all doing so will be held responsible for their own acts.--The proclamation declares the intention of that Government in maintaining the strictest impartial neutrality between England and the Government of the United States, and certain States styling themselves the Confederate States of America. It warns all British subjects, if they enter the military service of either side, or joinships of war or transports, or attempt to get recruits, or fit out vessels for war purposes or transports, or break or endeavor to break any blockade lawfully or actually established, or carry soldiers, dispatches, or any material contraband of war, for either party, they will be liable to all the penalty and consequences, and will do so at their peril, and in nowise obtain the protection of their Government.

The screw frigate Mersey, 40 guns, has sailed for American stations.

In the British Parliament, Lord Wodehouse said that the Government of Spain, at the request of the inhabitants, had accepted the annexation of the eastern portion of the Island of St. Domingo to her possessions, and that Government had given assurances that African slavery should not be re-established on that island.

The cotton-growing company of Jamaica had determined to plant several thousand acres forthwith, so that the crop may be delivered in Manchester before the end of the year.

Tempting offers for the purchase of the steamship Great Eastern are believed to have been made for either the French or American Government. A special meeting of the shareholders had been called to raise funds or to sell that vessel.

The Duke of Bedford is dead.

The French Government are about to send a small squadron into the American waters for the protection of French interests.

The Commissioners from the so-called Southern Confederacy had had an interview with M. Thouvenal, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the 13th inst.

The French Senate was discussing a petition in favor of a continued occupation of Syria.

At Paris, the Bourse was animated and higher, rentes closing on the 13th at 69f.

The resignation of Prince Carigran as Lieutenant of Naples had finally been accepted, and Martino assumed that position.

There were vague reports current that the Governments of England and France had agreed to recommend to Austria to cede Venetia to Italy for money and territorial considerations. The Sultan of Turkey was also to receive a money consideration.

Spain has ordered six screw war frigates of the first class, in order that she may be superior on the sea to the American flag.

Count Teleki had committed suicide.

It is positively asserted that Mr. Gladstone will announce in the House of Commons tonight that the mail contract with the Galway steamship line has terminated.

It is stated authoritatively that negotiations for the withdrawal of the French forces from Rome are approaching a conclusion.

The first steamer from Liverpool for New Orleans is advertised to sail on the 7th of August.

The steamship Niagara, from Boston, via Halifax, arrived at Liverpool on the 13th instant.

The steamship Columbia from New York, via St. Johns, N. F., arrived at Galway on the 14th

The steamship Jura, from Quebec, arrived at Londonderry on the 14th.

The steamship City of Washington, from New York, arrived at Queenstown on the 15th.

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