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Great Britain and the American Civil War eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 680 pages of information about Great Britain and the American Civil War.

[Footnote 1239:  Nov. 26, 1864.]

[Footnote 1240:  Nov. 22, 1864.]

[Footnote 1241:  The gradual change in Punch’s representation of a silly-faced Lincoln to one which bore the stamp of despotic ferocity is an interesting index of British opinion during the war.  By 1864 those who watched his career had come to respect Lincoln’s ability and power though as yet wholly unappreciative of his still greater qualities.]

[Footnote 1242:  The Liberator, Sept. 23, 1864.  Letter from T.H.  Barker to Garrison, August 27, 1864.]

[Footnote 1243:  Ibid., Nov. 4, 1864.]

[Footnote 1244:  The Index, Sept. 29, 1864, p. 618, describing the meeting at Ashton.]

[Footnote 1245:  The Liberator, Nov. 4, 1864.]

[Footnote 1246:  The Index, Nov. 3, 1864, p. 699.]

[Footnote 1247:  The Liberator, Nov. 4, 1864.]

[Footnote 1248:  The Index, Nov. 10, 1864, p. 713.]

[Footnote 1249:  F.O., Am., Vol. 975.  Slidell, Mason and Mann to Russell, Nov. 11, 1864, Paris.  Replies were received from England, France, Sweden and the Papal States. (Mason Papers, Mason to Slidell, Jan. 4, 1865).]

[Footnote 1250:  F.O., Am., Vol. 975.  Draft.  Russell to the “Commissioners of the so-called Confederate States,” Nov. 25, 1864.]

[Footnote 1251:  Dec. 1, 1864.]

[Footnote 1252:  A Cycle of Adams’ Letters, II, p. 207.  Henry Adams to his brother, Oct. 21, 1864.]

[Footnote 1253:  See ante, p. 233.]

[Footnote 1254:  Nov. 12, 1864.]

[Footnote 1255:  Dec. 22, 1864.]

[Footnote 1256:  Dec. 26, 1864.  But this was in reality a mere “keeping up courage” editorial.  See Ch.  XVIII, p. 300.]

[Footnote 1257:  That this was very effective championship is shown by Henry Adams’ letter to his brother, Dec. 16, 1864. (A Cycle of Adams’ Letters, II, p. 232.) “Popular opinion here declares louder than ever that Sherman is lost.  People are quite angry at his presumption in attempting such a wild project.  The interest felt in his march is enormous, however, and if he arrives as successfully as I expect, at the sea, you may rely upon it that the moral effect of his demonstration on Europe will be greater than that of any other event of the war.”]

[Footnote 1258:  State Department, Eng, Adams to Seward, Dec. 16, 1864.  Adams expressed to Seward doubts as to the propriety of his receiving such deputations and making replies to them. The Index (Dec. 22, 1864, p. 808) was “indignant” that Adams should presume to “hector and threaten” England through his replies.  But Adams continued to receive deputations.]

[Footnote 1259:  Delane’s position on the Civil War and the reasons for the importance of Savannah to him, personally, are described in Ch.  XVIII.]

[Footnote 1260:  Jan. 9, 1865.]

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