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[Footnote 1268:  Ibid., p. 717.]

[Footnote 1269:  Russian Archives.  Stoeckl to F.O., Jan. 24, 1865.  No. 187.  It is interesting that just at this time Gortchakoff should have sent to Stoeckl the copy of a memorandum by one, C. Catacazy, employe of the Foreign Office and long-time resident in the United States, in which was outlined a plan of a Russian offer of mediation.  The memorandum specified that such an offer should be based on the idea that the time had come for a complete restoration of the Union and argued that both North and South regarded Russia as a special friend; it was Russia’s interest to see the Union restored as a balance to Great Britain.  Gortchakoff’s comment was favourable, but he left it wholly to Stoeckl’s judgment and discretion to act upon the plan. (Russian Archives.  F.O. to Stoeckl, Feb. 6, 1865.)]

[Footnote 1270:  Feb. 4, 1865.]

[Footnote 1271:  A Cycle of Adams’ Letters, II, 254.  To his son, Feb. 10, 1865.]

[Footnote 1272:  Bancroft, Seward, II, pp. 410-14.]

[Footnote 1273:  A Cycle of Adams’ Letters, II, 256.  To his son, Feb. 17, 1865.]

[Footnote 1274:  U.S.  Messages and Documents, 1865-66, Pt.  I, p. 182.  Adams to Seward, Feb. 23, 1865.]

[Footnote 1275:  Ibid., p. 112.  Adams to Seward, Feb. 2, 1865.]

[Footnote 1276:  Ibid., p. 180.  Seward to Adams, Feb. 21, 1865.]

[Footnote 1277:  Ibid., p. 199.  Adams to Seward, March 9, 1865.]

[Footnote 1278:  Ibid., p. 197.  Seward to Adams, March 8, 1865.]

[Footnote 1279:  March 8, 1865. (Bigelow, Retrospections, II, p. 361.)]

[Footnote 1280:  Russell Papers.  Burnley to Russell, Feb. 23 and March 13, 1865.]

[Footnote 1281:  “The speech of Mr. Bright is universally admitted to have been one of the most brilliant specimens of his peculiar style of oratory.  In its reminiscences, equally unwelcome to both sides of the House, it was yet received after the fashion of an unpleasant medicine, which has the aid of a strong and savoury medium to overwhelm the nauseous taste.” (U.S.  Messages and Documents, 1865-66, Pt.  I, p. 246.  Adams to Seward, March 16, 1865.)]

[Footnote 1282:  Ibid.]

[Footnote 1283:  Ibid., p. 262.  Adams to Seward, March 24, 1865.  Adams wrote of his own situation that it “seems at last to be getting easy and comfortable, so far as freedom from anxiety is concerned.” (A Cycle of Adams’ Letters, II, p. 258.  To his son, March 24, 1865.)]

[Footnote 1284:  Bruce, who succeeded Lyons at Washington, reached New York on April 7.  His first letter to Russell from Washington, dated April 14, stated that America was certainly preparing to oust Maximilian in Mexico, and that even the Southern prisoners were eager to join the United States troops in an expedition for this purpose.  (Russell Papers.)]

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