Saturday, April 27, 2013

A pamphlet has just appeared in Paris . . .

. . . with the title “The American Union and Europe.”  It is signed by M. Renouf.  He argues that the war between North and South is not a war for abolition and consequently that great sentiment ought not to affect political action or the sympathies of mankind.  They should remember only that the Union has repeatedly extended itself, that its statesmen claim the whole continent, and that a federal republic can absorb all races.  He therefore suggests that as the war is not one of abolition as the political Union involved great political danger, as the contest embarrasses France, and as England must commence a campaign. England and France united should guaranty to the South her independence on condition of emancipation.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 3

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