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DESPATCHES.

1861.
Mr. Adams to Mr. Nov. 22 Acknowledging reception of missing de-
Seward.

spatch in reference to case of Mr. Bunch,
and transmitting copy of note to Earl
Russell announcing revocation of Mr.
Bunch's exequatur; reasons therefor.
Sense entertained by President of action

of Lord Lyons. 75 ......do.

Nov. 22 Transmitting copy of note of Earl Russell

in reference to intercepted bag of Mr.
Bunch and to correspondence of British.

subjects in southern States. 81 ......do.

Nov. 29 Position of law officers of Crown on Trent

question ; serious aspect of affairs. Earl
Russell's reply in regard to revocation of
Mr. Bunch's exequatur; thin las reasons
insufficient. If necessary, communica-
tion will continue to be made with
authorities of insurgents, but will not
imply acknowledgment of their inde-
pendence. Conduct of Mr. Adams has
been such as to command esteem and

respect.
Mr. Adams replies, sustaining action of

United States government in reference
to Mr. Bunch. Acknowledgment of
friendly conduct of British government

towards himself.
143 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 13 Approving action of Mr. Adams in reference
Adams.

to Bunch case. 144 ..do.

Dec. 13 Will hear British government in reference

to correspondence of its subjects in south,
and do whatever is possible consistent

with safety and welfare of United States. 95 Mr. Adams to Mr. Dec. 27

Aspect of affairs in England still serious,
Seward, (extract.)

but signs of a more friendly feeling and a better understanding of the United States. Efforts of private citizens abroad towards counteracting misrepresentations of insurgent emissaries.

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1862. 102 Mr. Adams to Mr. Jan. 17 Settlement of the Trent affair. Incidents Seward, (extract)

and effects in England. 103 Mr. Adams to Mr. | Jan. 17 Results of settlement of Trent affair. Seward,

Schemes of insurrectionary emissaries;

their promises of negro emancipation. 105 .do.

Jan, 24 Exportation of arms and munitions from

England. Vessels of the insurgents in

foreign ports. 171

Mr. Seward to Mr. Jan. 31 Policy of the United States towards Great
Adams.

Britain.
172
do..... Jan. 31 Instructing to ask explanations of refusal

to allow United States steamers to coal

at Nassau. 109 Mr. Adams to Mr. Jan. 31 English opinions on the American question. Seward.

Position and strength of parties in Par

liament. 178

Mr. Seward to Mr. Feb. 4 | Transmitting correspondence in regard to
Adams.

passage of British troops through Maine.
Recognition of insurgents as belligerents

has only tended to the prolongation of a

strife injurious to European interests. 179 do

Feb.

5 Approving proceedings in regard to the

Nashville. Refers to reports of intended
recognition and intervention to break
blockade. American people will not
allow insurrection to succeed, either

with or without foreign aid.
112 Mr. Adams to Mr. Feb. 7 Parliamentary proceedings in regard to
Seward.

recognition. Efforts of insurgent emis-
saries. Speech of the lords commis-

sioners.
180 Mr. Seward to Mr. Feb. 10 Military operations. Progress of the Union
Adams.

armies.
114 Mr. Adams to Mr. Feb. 13 Proceedings in Parliament in reference to
Seward.

blockade and treatment of British sub-
jects. Unfavorable opinions entertained

towards United States.
182 Mr. Seward to Mr. Feb. 13 Insurgents only enabled to prolong the
Adams.

war by European sympathy and aid. In-
conveniences of this policy to Great
Britain herself. Neglect to enforce the

neutrality proclamation. 184 ......do..

Feb. 14 Case of the English steamer General Mira186 do....

Feb. 17 Efficiency of the blockade.. 17 ..do...

Feb. 17 Obstructions of Charleston harbor..... 1871 ..do...

Feb.
17 Relations of slavery to the insurrection.

Inevitable results of the contest.
190 ......do..... Feb. 19 Conflicting opinions about result entitling

the U. States to a suspension of judgment. 123 Mr. Adams to Mr. Feb. 27 Representations to Eari Russell concerning Seward.

the fitting out of the Oreto. His reply. 197 Mr Seward to Mr. Feb. 28 Restoration of trade on inland ways and Adams.

waters in consequence of successes of

Union armies. 125 Mr. Adams to Mr. Mar. 6 Note to Earl Russell in reference to action Seward.

of authorities of Nassau,

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199 Mr. Seward to Mr. Mar. 6 The blockade. Its admitted results the true
Adams.

test of its efficiency. Rapid failure of
the resources of the insurgents. What
benefit does Great Britain derive from her

position ?
201 -.....do. (extract). Mar. 7 Approval of all Mr. Adams's proceedings.

Mr. Motley's co-operation.. 128 Mr. Adams to Mr. Mar. 7 Discussions in Parliament. Less disposi. Seward.

tion to interference. Outfit of steamers

in English ports to break the blockade. 203 Mr. Seward to Mr. Mar. 10 The blockade and its effects. The question Adams.

of emancipation. ..do...

Mar. 11 Insurance by English capitalists of vessels

engaged in running the blockade and

carrying contraband of war.
131 Mr. Adams to Mr. Mar. 13 Supplies and ships for the insurgents. De-
Seward.

sire for a permanent separation, in order
to lessen the power of the United States,
Note to Earl Russell in the case of the

General Miramon,

Earl Ryssell's reply... 209 | Yir. Seward to Mr. Mar. 15 Declining strength of the insurrection. Adams.

Concession of belligerent rights unne

cessary. 210 ......do.

Mar. 17 Saine..
Circular

Mar. 17 | Passport regulations rescinded....
132 Mr. Adams to Mr. Mar. 20 Consequences of the refusal to accept adhe-
Seward.

sion of United States to Declaration of

Paris. 213 Mr. Seward to Mr. Mar. 25 Successes of the Union arms..

Adams.
135 Mr. Adarns to Mr. Mar. 27 Efforts by British subjects to violate the
Seward.

blockade. Case of the Oreto. General
belief in a permanent separation of the

United States. 137 .do.

Mar. 27 | Transmitting notes of Earl Russell in re

gard to case of the Nashville, and treat

ment of the Flambeau at Nassau. 213 Vr. Seward to Mr. April 1 Violations of the blockade. Mistaken course Adards.

of the British government. Our desire

to cultivate friendly relations. 220 ..do...

April 2 Insurrections in China and elsewhere..... 140 Mr. Adams to Mr. April No disposition to retract recognition of inSeward.

surgents as belligerents. Further cor

respondence in case of the Oreto. 224 Mr. Seward to Vr. April 3 The blockade and the Merrimac...

Adams. 225 ...do..

April 4 Fitting out of vessels of war in England

for the insurgents. 226

April 8 Signing of the treaty to suppress the Afri.

can slave trade. 142 Mr. Adams to Mr.

April 11 Further in regard to the Oreto. British
Seward.

government still declines to take action

in the case. 228 Nr. Seward to Mr. April 14 Position of military affairs...

Adams.

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144 Mr. Adams to Mr. April 16 Conversation with Earl Russell. Remon-
Seward.

strances against eucouragement given to
the insurgents. Earl Russell thinks the
British government cannot change its

position.
232 Mr. Seward to Mr. April 16 Embarrassments of commerce resulting
Adams.

from recognition of insurgents as bel

ligerents.
235 .do..... April 19 The grievances and alienations between

the two countries deducible from the
concession of belligerent rights to the

insurgents.
146 Mr. Adams to Mr. April 24 Case of the Emily St. Pierre.....

Seward. 148 ..do.

April - 25

Fluctuations of public opinion on reception

of news from America. Persistence in

furnishing supplies to the insurgents. 238 Mr. Seward to Mr. | April 26 State of affairs at home....

Adams. 240

April 28 The capture of New Orleans. Five steam

ers for the insurgents fitting out in Eng

land 244 ......do....in

May 1 Subscriptions in Liverpool to aid the insur

rection. 150 Mr. Adams to Mr. May 2 Opening of the International Exhibition. Seward.

Increase of pressure for intervention. 151 do..

May 2 Correspondence with Earl Russell in regard

to the cases of the Labuan and the Emily

St. Pierre.
245 .do.... May 5 Successful progress of the campaign. Par-

tial opening of southern ports. Ratifi-
cation of the treaty to suppress the

slave trade.
156 | Mr. Adams to Mr. May 8 Transmitting correspondence .in regard to
Seward.

blockade. Earl Russell pronounces it a
great injury to other ations. Says
Great Britain cannot frame new statutes
to aid it. Mr. Adams agaih calls atten-
tion to the efforts to violate it in defiance

of national comity and international law. 153

Mr. Adams to Mr. | May 9 Case of the Emily St. Pierre. British gov.
Seward.

ernment decline to take action, on
ground that they have no jurisdiction

or legal power.
248 Mr. Seward to Mr. May 9 Approval of demand for restoration of the
Adams.

Emily St. Pierre. 249 Mr. Seward to Mr. May 12 Military and paval successes. ModificitAdams.

tions of the blockade. 250 .do.

May 12 The President's proclamation opening cer

tain southern ports to trade under re

strictions. 159 | Mr. Adams to Mr. May 15 Conversation with Earl Russell on progress Seward, (extract.)

of the war. Public sentiment of the

two countries in reference to each other. 160 Mr. Adams to Mr.

May 15

Further correspondence in the case of the
Seward.

Emily St. Pierre. British government
decline to interpose to restore the vessel.

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