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The New York Herald scouts the idea that, for the purpose of obtaining assistance of the Confederacy to drive the French out of Mexico, the United States would acknowledge Confederate independence. "No," exclaims the Herald, "not to obtain Mexico, Canada or South America will we let her go!" This is evidently a very valuable country; not by any means the pauper establishment, dependent upon the bounty of the North, that it was the custom to represent it in former days.

"We will not let the people go," quoth Pharaoh. Well, we shall see. George the Third was equally determined in his time, but he had to relax his grip notwithstanding. If the people have not become a degenerate race, the obstinacy of Yankee tyrants will prove equally unavailing.

As to uniting with the United States to drive France out of Mexico, it will be time enough for the Herald to scout the idea of such a proposition when it is made. The Confederacy is pleased with its neighbor on the Rio Grande, and hopes to see him lengthen his cord and strengthen his stakes.

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