--Unable to effect any of his proposed mention with Parliament or with the Government
direct, Mr. Mason
, the Southern Commissioner
, was started on a tour through the Kingdom, with the evident hope of making capital on which to trade at the next session, if not before, His first appearance in his new character has been at Glasgow
, where, as a private letter Informs me, he was, on Tuesday last, the guest of a distinguished citizen.
and met a company invited especially to do him honor.
The Lord Provost and one of the members of Parliament, stood aloof, from motives of policy, but the latter invited him to dine the next day.
A meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was also called, as one of the result of the occasion, with the avowed purpose of petitioning the Government
to recognize the Southern Confederacy.
I learn that Mr. Mason
's reception was of the most flatting character, and that he has, so far as Glasgowing concerned, produced an impression very favorable to his cause, thus accomplishing the object of his mission.
I learn, also, that the very parties who are now most active in this movement, are the very ones who headed the deputation to Mrs
, Harriet Beecher Stowe
, and also recognized Fred Douglas
, when those patronages respectively visited Glasgow
They comprise the leading abolitionists in that city, and we thus witness the strange spectacle of people of that class glorifying the author or the Fugitive Slave Law
, and one of the firmest supporter of the American
institution that has hitherto received their bitterest denunciations.-- London Cor. Philadelphia Inquirer