Two days later from Europe.British comments on the Maryland battles — the Rumors of ‘"Recognition" ’ Assertions that France and England will soon act in concert and Recognize the Confederacy, &c; &c.
The steamship Asia with Liverpool dates of the 5th instant two days later has arrived. The summary of her news in the New York papers says that ‘"the English papers compliment the North for its efforts in Maryland, and agree in favor of the most premising results therefrom."’ Messrs. Heath and Slidell had written to the Press journals to say they had no official knowledge of their fault. Mr. Spencer, the Liverpool correspondent of the London Times, has another letter in that journal, complimenting the North on the valor of its armies and the said shown by its Generals in Maryland. He says the North is now in a position to make peace without dishonor; but that the golden opportunity will be lost. He regards no peace possible on any other busts than the independence of the South, and adds ‘"As the North cannot be the first to acknowledge that independence, Europe should remove the stumbling block by recognizing the Confederate States, and the North may then follow its example."’ The New York correspondent of the London Times, writing on September 19th, says: It is evident that the decisive battle of the war is not fought yet. All that has happened is but the preliminary to the final onslaught that is to make or make McClellan. But that onslaught end how it will is not likely to make or what the fortunes of the Confederates. He adds ‘"that the resignation or abdication of President Lincoln is debated as a matter of course."’ The London Army and Navy Gazette says: ‘ The South has tried the effective and failed. The Confederate army has shown great daring and much tensely, but has been beaten, General McClellan has shown that as a soldier he is equal to General Lee or Brownwall Jackson. The division of the Confederate forces was a great mistake. But great Generals would have known how to convert that mistake into a disastrous defeat, while second rate soldiers like McClellan, could only get out with respectable success. ’ The exportation of arms and ammunition from England to America is rapidly increasing. The shipments of the first eight months of the year are valued at £1,368,000 sterling. The Paris Parte hears from good sources that nothing is more likely than the recognition of the South on the basis of accomplished facts, very soon to be on the taping England and France acting in concert.
Papal Government had shown a more pliant disposition.
Minister of Justice, and charges Ratazzi with the portfolio and interim. La Discussion of Turin, says that the King's daughter, before quitting Italy for Portugal, implored pardon and favor for the persons guilty of participating in the late insurrection against the Government, and that her prayer on the side of forgiveness and mercy will be heard. La Discussion adds Confederacy, the 4th inst., a royal decree will proclaim an amnesty to Garibaldi and his followers, excepting only the deserters from the royal army.