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is the word, 'Whipped.' John Bull had better bare his shoulders, and adjust his wrists to the triangles at once. The lictors are binding their rods, the drummers are combing their cats, the birch is in pickle, and the blood knots are tying. This time it is not Parson Brownlow, but millions, who utter the threat. So soon as the Confederates have been 'whipped,' our turn is to come. Maximillian and the French Protectorate in Mexico may even be let alone for a time, but there is to be no respite for John Bull. That wicked old man is to suffer, come what may. The piracies of the Alabama are to be brought home to him. Those rams which Messrs. Laird built for the French merchants, likewise for the Pasha of Egypt, also for the Sheikh of the Soudan, perhaps for the Caliph Haroun Alraschid, peradventure for the Prophet Mahomet, but always for the Confederate Government-those most flagitious rams are to lie heavy on his soul. The Federal commerce having suffered from the depredations of Captains Semmes, Maffitt, and Maury-principally because the Federal navy has been locked up in trying to maintain an impossible blockade, and the Federal Monitors won't float, and the Federal ocean ironclads can't go to sea, and Mr. Gideon Welles, the Secretary of the Federal Navy, won't do anything but sleep, and concede questionable contracts, and sit for a portrait of the Prophet Jeremiah in a spun-glass beard-and the American commercial flag having come to grief on the high seas, compensation and apology will be demanded from the British

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Government. In case of refusal, we are to have war. War to the bitter end-war to the red-hot stump! Vermont and Maine will seize upon Canada-Myers of Rouse's Point, leading the van of invaders perchance. Admirals Farragut and Dupont will gobble up the West Indies; the Fenian Brotherhood will take care of Ireland-and British shipping will be swept from the seas by Yankee privateers out of New York and Boston. In a word, our atrocious violations of neutrality are to meet at last retribution and vengeance."

And as we find no veneration of the whites born in old England; even so we find no veneration of the blacks who are British subjects. Out of many cases that may be given to illustrate the above, we will confine ourselves to the following, given in the Daily Telegraph, July 22, "The Rev. W. S. Kinnaird has the misfortune to wear a dark hue on his skin. He was born in the State of Delaware, a slave, but his owner set him free. He went to Canada, became a British subject, and this summer was accredited as a delegate to the Methodist Episcopal Church, then holding its quadrennial session in Philadelphia. The envoy from the British provinces was very cordially received by his brethren in the City of Brotherly Love, and, as was natural, thought he would take a trip to his native Delaware before he went home again. Now, the State of Delaware is the smallest in the American Union. It has enjoyed considerable notoriety as the last State to retain the brutal practice of

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flogging women, and not many years since scandalised the entire Union by sentencing a white female to receive thirty-nine lashes well laid on.' Little Delaware is very loyal, but has not yet abolished slavery within its confines-in fact, it is, in many respects as far behind the age as the State of New Jersey, which the New Yorkers contemptuously declare not to be in the Union at all, and where the Dutch and Swedish farmers are said, when a presidential election comes round, invariably to vote for Andrew Jackson, ignoring all other candidates whatsoever. In little Delaware there is a law forbidding any negro to sojourn in the State under a penalty of fifty dollars. Very soon after his arrival at Camden, in Delaware, the Rev. Mr. Kinnaird was arrested, proved to have contravened the law by being born black, and fined fifty dollars and costs. He had not the money by him to pay this mulct, whereupon the hospitable Delawarians sold this clergyman and British subject at public auction. Fortunately for himself he was bought by the brother of the person who had formerly emancipated him. This good Samaritan gave a bond to the authorities for his leaving the State within three days, and took Mr. Kinnaird's bill for the payment of the expenses he had incurred on his behalf a bill which the Episcopal Methodists of Canada will doubtless be delighted to honour. Mr. Kinnaird has very properly laid his case before Lord Lyons, who has, of course, complained to Mr. Seaward, and that delightful minister will doubtless confer great benefit on the

purveyors of goosequills and foolscap to the Government stationary office, by writing lengthy and cheerful letters to Lord Lyons on the subject. Only, if Mr. Seward have any notion of equal justice, or of what is sauce for the goose being sauce for the gander, he ought certainly to remember that he justified the kidnapping of Don Jose Arguelles by the specious plea that no person accused of trading in human flesh could expect protection from the United States Government; also that America has an extradition treaty with England; and then, having recalled those facts, he should forthwith deliver up the State authorities of Delaware to the British Government, in order that they might be tried at the Old Bailey for man-stealing, which is felony. At all events, whether Mr. Kinnaird obtains any redress or not, it would be as well to lay this little story up in lavender, ready for the compensation controversy. If any noble lords or honourable gentlemen in the British parliament want any more instances of British subjects having been drugged, kidnapped, decoyed, and forced, not into negro slavery, but into the scarcely less intolerable servitude of the Federal army and navy, I dare say that her Majesty's consuls at the ports of New York, Boston, and Portland will be enabled to supply them with dozens, cut and dried."

Here is a case not only for Lord Lyons and the Episcopal Methodists of Canada, but for the President of the Wesleyan Conference, and as Mr. Thornton has already favoured Mr. Kinnaird and his

brother black delegates with such an eloquent tribute to their talents, we may fairly calculate on the eloquence of the above dignitary, if not of "Punshon's " in denouncing this American outrage on a British subject, and obtaining for him redress.

J. R. BALME.

Wilsden, Nr. Bingley, Yorkshire.
August 25, 1864.

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