Friday, May 7, 2010

From Washington


As Secretary Chase’s party last night the Hutchinsons gave Whittier’s song all through. It is a noticeable fact, that several Generals were present who had been forbidden by McClellan to let these vocalists sing within their lines.

The National Bridge, where the Spaniards were defeated, is forty miles from Vera Cruz, on the road to the city of Mexico.

Private letters from France averring that Napoleon would recognize the South and break the blockade, so fixing January 27th as the day, startled Senators to-day. One from Thurlow Weed expresses apprehension that Napoleon will announce that policy in addressing the Chambers on the 25th. These letters hastened the passage of the gun-boat bill, but the French Minister says nothing of the kind is known to him, as he had received no official intimation whatever.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, February 10, 1862, p. 1

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