Great Britain and the American Civil War eBook

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[Footnote 1395:  U.S.  Messages and Documents, 1865, Pt.  I, p. 417.  Adams to Hunter, July 13, 1865.]

[Footnote 1396:  Disraeli was less disturbed by this than were other Tory leaders.  He had long before, in his historical novels, advocated an aristocratic leadership of democracy, as against the middle class.  Derby called the Bill “a leap in the dark,” but assented to it.]

[Footnote 1397:  Pierce, Sumner, IV, pp. 151-153, summarizes the factors determining British attitude and places first the fear of the privileged classes of the example of America, but his treatment really minimizes this element.]

[Footnote 1398:  Goldwin Smith, “The Civil War in America:  An Address read at the last meeting of the Manchester Union and Emancipation Society.” (Jan. 26, 1866.) London, 1866, pp. 71-75.]

[Footnote 1399:  Goldwin Smith, America and England in their present relations, London, 1869, p. 30.]


Aberdeen, Lord, i. 10, 13, 14, 15; ii. 117 note[1]
Acton, Lord, ii. 301
Adams, Brooks, The Seizure of the Laird Rams, cited, ii. 120
  note[2], 125 note[1], 147 note[1], 150
Adams, Charles Francis, i. 49, 62-3, 80-1;
  attitude in the early days of the American crisis, 49 and
, 55, 63;
  appointed American Minister in London, 62, 80-1, 96;
  impressions of English opinion on the crisis, 96, 97, 98, 107;
  alarm at Seward’s Despatch No. 10, i. 127;
  attitude of, to the Palmerston-Russell ministry, 170;
  controversy on General Butler’s order, 302-5;
  reports to Seward on British public meetings on Emancipation
    Proclamation, ii. 107 and note[3], 223;
  view of the popular manifestations on Emancipation, 108;
  view as to decline of British confidence in the South, 184;
  and the London Confederate States Aid Association, 191, 192;
  receives deputations of allegiance during rumours before the fall
    of Savannah, 245 and note[1];
  quoted on rumours in Britain of possible reunion and foreign war,
    ii. 251-2, 253;
  on effect in England of the Hampton Roads Conference, 253;
  advice of, to Seward on attitude to be observed to Britain, 253-255;
  attitude to Seward’s complaints of British and Canadian offences,
  comments of, on parliamentary debate and Bright’s speech of
     confidence in Lincoln, 255 and note[1];
  on feeling in Britain over Lincoln’s assassination and the attempt
     on Seward, 257, 262-3;
  receives addresses of sympathy from British organizations, 262-3;
  and formal declaration of the end of the war, 268;
  faith of, in ultimate British opinion on the issues in the Civil
    War, ii. 283;
  views of, on the political controversy in England as influencing

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