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Policy Of The French Emperor

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Oorrespondence of tlie Lonclon Post. Paris, Sept. 30. Thö seizure of the two veflsels of war building in England ior the Confedérate goVernment, and Earl Bomll1! speech on American affairs, at Blawgowrie, have additionally drawn the tho attention of the French government to American affuirs, and may produce a chango of policy tovvards the Southern States. I will endeavor to place before your readers the conduce of the French government toward America from the breaking out ol the civil war, and then refer to what is now taking place. The Emperor and hie adviser con.idered that il would be bestto watch the oondnet of Qieat Britain, presuming that her Mujesty s government knew vvell how to treat with judgment and justice any international difficulties tï.at might anse, and that France might follow. It resultod, theretore, that when neutrality was decided upon, France adopted the policy of England. Again, when your government demandad tho restoration of the Confedérate Envoys, Franco backed your demand. The Cabinet of the Tulleries and the Cabinet at London have kept upa friendly intercourse of .menean aHairs; anu uie. ■=L..". Vliniaters at Washington, and Consuls f the two countries in America geneally, have acted in barrrony and lent witual support to eaoh other. A period arrived when the Emperor, iCting trom motives of benevolence, and desiring to serve the manufactur ng interests of France, made an efiort to bring about negotiations between Lhe North and South, in order to suspend cruel and bloody hostihties, which not only desolated America, but brought misery to the door of many thousands of the industrial population of the Old World. The Britiah goyernment was invited to jok France in thpeace-eeeking representatie! ; but the statesmen of Englaud, thinking that they kr.ew the spirit that prevailed on the other eide of the Atlantio between North and South, considered such a proceeding, however praisewor thy, utterly seless, and calculated rath er to increase irritation than to produce the eflect desired. The Emperor, nevortheless, was deterrnined to make the attempt, and all the world knows the result. On this subject both governments thought alike, and tbe endeavors oí the Emperor were applauded. - Mr. Slidell carne carne to Paris, as Mr. Mason arrived at LondoD, the Eavoy of the Southern States. But here, as in London, the Southern representative could not be, and was not received ofïkially at the Foreign Office. Mr. Slidell certainly on one occasion was honored by an interview wiih the Emperor, and visitad occasionally the French Foreign Office but on the whole the Southern Euvoy at Paris has had niuch less iotereoara vvith official personages than tlie South Envoy sent to London. France, ik Englaüd, has sold war material both t the" North and South, though not t the extent of similar transactions o your side of the water. The Conledc "rute loan rnay be held with Frenchmer but not to auy amourit. The rights of bellijrerents were accorded to rate véasela coming infco Frenen ports, íind thu laws of neutrulity, as interpreted in England, were oountenaced and respouted in FruBce. 1 now come t what I believe to be a subject of niciro mportanoe. It appears, (at least so we read it on this sido of the water) that the British government is about to bOoma less indulgent towards the South is regard the building of vesseis for war purposes. This iaet, coupled with tho retirement of Mr. Mason from London, is regarded here a& at least a modification of the policy of the Brilish gorernnicnt towards the Southern States. These facts have attracted considerable attention, because it is no secret that the Confedérate States have contracted for vessels of war now building in France. I do not know whether they are steam rams, but I learn that they are iron platod ships. We may bo pretty sure that Mr. Dayton, who representstlio government oi Washington at Paris, will not lose time, atter what has taken place in England, in drawing tho attention of the Fiench government to the fact that vessels of war ars building in Franco for the Southern States. It will be seen, tbere'ore, that France has a direct interest n what is now going on n England. - [t may bo a fine distiDotion which Earl Russell draws about " steam rams." We know bow many war vessels have lett England to fight for the Southern causo, íind done considerable damago on the high seas, although not anned with a ram. Ho wever, the question asked is: Does Enirland intendsin future to be lese friendly to the Southern cause? I believe I may say that here, as in England, the pympathy is for the South, and it is only common sense to suppos ; that what is going on in Mexico can only make the Emperor and bie governrnent lean more than ever towards the fortunes oí the South, which people would naturally become the allies of the government of the slave country. I repeat that what is passing in England with regard to Americ will affect the policy of the French gov ernment and the cause of the South t a considerable extent. Í3P" Bacon says that iabor conquer all things, but idleness conquors mor pbople than labor doos. L3P Some hypocritical prayere i church aro intended to cheat the con gregation, others the Lord,


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