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109 Mr. Dayton to Mr. Feb. 3 Suggestions for facilitating correspondence
Seward.

with French subjects in the south.
Feb.. 12 State of opinion in France in regard to

American affairs and the blockade. Con

versation with the Emperor. 114 Mr. Seward to Mr. | Feb. 19 | Maritime law in regard to neutrals. The Dayton.

obstruction of Charleston harbor. The

blockadde. Military and naval affairs. 117 Mr. Dayton to Mr. Feb. 21 Progress of military affairs. Southern Seward.

emissaries in Europe.
120 ....... do.......... Feb. 27 ) Transmitting Mr. Billault's speech in the

French Senate on American affairs. Indi-
cations of a growing indisposition to

interference.
118 Mr. Seward to Mr. Feb. 27 Mail communication with southern States -

Dayton.
......do.......... | March 8 The efficiency of the blockade. Military

movements.
Mr. Dayton to Mr. March 18 Suffering in France. Desire for cotton, and
Seward.

for mail communication with the south

ern States. ......do......... March 19 Amelioration of maritime law in regard to

rights of neutrals. 129 ......do.......... March 25 Views of the Emperor in regard to the

progress of the war and the concession

of belligerent rights to the insurgents. 130 ......do......... March 26 | The President's emancipation policy, and

its effects in Europe.
133 | Mr. Seward to Mr. | Mar. 26 | Sentiments of the United States government
Dayton.

towards France. The opening of cotton
ports. The recognition of the insurgents
as belligerents by the European govern-

ments.
131 Mr. Dayton to Mr. Mar. 31 The cotton question and the question of
Seward.

mail communication with the insurgent
States. France declines to withdraw the
concessio n of belligerent rights, and is

acting in concert with England.
136 | Mr. Seward to Mr. April 1 Siege of southern commercial cities......

Dayton.
......do.......... April 8 | Maritime rights of neutrals ............
1......do.......... April 15 The recognition of the insurgents as bellige-

rents alone prolongs the war. Reasons
why it should be withdrawn. Survey of

the military situation.
139 ......do.......... April 16 The co-operation of Congress with
The co-operation of con

the
States for the gradual removal of slavery.
Mr. Dayton to Mr. | April 17 | The question of the opening of the cotton
Seward.

ports. The concession of belligerent

rights to the insurgents. .
.....do.......... April 22 | Distress in the manufacturing districts of

France for lack of cotton. Anxiety of

the government for their relief. : 141 Mr. Seward to Mr. | April 22 Mr. Mercier's visit to Richmond. Position Dayton.

1 of military affairs.

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1862. 146 Mr. Seward to Mr. April 28 The capture of New Orleans. The fitting Dayton.

out of piratical vessels against American

commerce in European ports.
148 ......do.......... May 1 The United States have a right to expect

at least actual neutrality from the na
tions which have proclaimed it, instead

of aid and sympathy to the insurgents. 149 ......do.......... May · 5 Opening of the southern ports. The insur

rection would collapse if the expectation

of foreign favor was withdrawn. Circular..........

Mail communication with the recovered

portions of the insurgent States.
151 Mr. Seward to Mr. May 7 Restoration of trade with New Orleans and
Dayton,

other ports. All maritime nations share
in the misfortunes produced by the war,
and it is for the interest of all of them
to discourage action which unnecessarily

protracts it.
152 |--...do........ May 8 | The Mexican question .......
154 ......do........ May 10 The distress in Europe caused by the war

would be immediately relieved if the
European governments would cease to
protract it by holding out delusive hopes

to the insurgents. 158 ......do........

| May 12 | The Mexican question.................... 147 Mr. Dayton to Mr. May 16 The question of revoking the concession of | Seward.

belligerent rights to the insurgents.
149 ......do........ -- May 22 | Further upon the same subject. Conver-

sation with Mr. Thouvenel. France
and England to act together. Europeans
admit the ability of the United States to
overcome the south, but question their
ability to govern it afterwards. Reply

of Mr. Dayton.
--...do......... May 26 The same subject continued. Article from

the Constitutionnel 154 ......do.......... June 2 | No probability of a revocation of the con

cession of belligerent rights at present.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Jupe 3 | Progress of the war. Reasons for a modi-
Dayton.

fication of the policy adopted by France.
Fallacy of the assumption that the insur-
gent States, when overpowered, cannot

be governed.
156 Mr. Dayton to Mr. June 5 Relations between France and Mexico.....

Seward.
Mr. Seward to Mr. June 6 Position of military affairs .........

Dayton,
160 Mr. Dayton to Mr. June 12 Effects of American news in France. The
Seward.

pressure for cotton. 161

......do.......... June 13 | The Mexican complication 166 Mr. Seward to Mr. June 20 European errors about America in conseDayton.

quence of judging us by European stand

ards only. 167 T....do.........

June 20 Approval of Mr. Dayton's course......... 170 -.....do.......... ...... June 21 | France and Mexico. Relations of the

United States to both countries.

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June | The difficulties with foreign consuls in
Seward.

New Orleans.
166 -..--.do......... June 28 Enclosing speech of M. Jules Favre in the

chamber of deputies. 168 .....do....... July 9 Public opinion in France in regard to

American affairs.
178 Mr. Seward to Mr. July 10 | Foreign interference deprecated from mo-
Dayton..

tives of prudence and humanity, not
from apprehension. The United States
not unprepared. If it comes, Europe
must reconquer America, or America
become forever isolated and independent
of Europe. European domination cannot
be rebuilt here upon the foundation of

African slavery.
183 ......do.......... July 15 The Comte de Paris and Duc de Chartres

and the Prince Napoleon. American
sentiment towards the French nation

and in regard to parties in France.
173 Mr. Dayton to Mr. July 17 The prolongation of the war. The Em-
Seward.

peror's departure from Paris. 186 | Mr. Seward to Mr. July 21 Purchase of supplies by ships-of-war.

Dayton. 178 Mr. Dayton to Mr. Aug. 2 Current rumors in regard to propositions Seward.

for mediation, 180 ......do ........ Aug. 4 | Intervention not immediately probable.... 194 Mr. Seward to Mr. Aug. Transmitting copies of correspondence in Dayton.

regard to several questions, 181 Mr. Dayton to Mr. Aug. 8 Unfounded rumors corrected

Seward.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Aug. 9 Paupers from the United States in foreign
Dayton.

countries.
..do......... Aug. 13 Progress of military affairs. Rapid enrol-

ment of the new levies.
Aug. 18 Withdrawal of the army from the peninsula.
Aug. 23

Position of the United States in regard to

the Franco-Mexican question.
Aug. 23 Friendly relations with the Spanish Amer-

ican States.
do.......... Aug. 23 The war, though accompanied, like all

wars, by alternate successes and disasters,
steadily advancing toward the accom-
plishment of the restoration of the Union.

The interest of foreign nations.
205 --...do.......... Aug. 25 The preservation of the neutrality of the

Isthmus of Panama. 185. Mr. Dayton to Mr. Aug. 29 The same subject.

Seward.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Sept. 15 The same subject......

Dayton. ......do..

Sept. 19 The insurgents driven out of Maryland .... ......do...

Sept. 19 Magnitude of the voluntary armies of the

United States. ......do....

Sept. 20 Applications of Europeans to enter the

military service of the United States.

The military organizations of the country. 222 ......do......... Sept. 24/ The South American republics --------..

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223 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sept. 24 Approval of proceedings of Mr. Dayton....

Dayton.

224 ......do......... Sept. 24 The same .......

225 ......do.......... Sept. 24 Immigration from Europe to the United

States.

Mr. Dayton to Mr. Aug. 4 The Isthmus of Panama........

Seward.

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Aug. 8

Mexican affairs .....

183 do..

Aug. 28 Acknowledgment of despatches..

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Sept. 3

Probabilities of intervention.

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Sept. 3 Opinions of Americans abroad.

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Sept. 9 Immigration to the United States ......

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Sept. 10 Relations with South American republics ..

193

Sept. 12 The treaty negotiations between Mexico

and the United States.

-.....do...... Sept. 13 Rumors of negotiations for recognition of

the insurgents.

197 --....do.......... Sept. 17 Misrepresentations of events in America by

the telegraph and press,

199 ......do.......... Sept. 18 | Pamphlets on the American question......

200 ......do..........

International postal arrangements. Let-

ter from the American consul at Vienna

to Garibaldi.

230 / Mr. Seward to Mr. | Oct Acknowledgment of pamphlets on the

Dayton. ..

American question.

206 Mr. Dayton to Mr.

Case of Mr. Moquardt at Vera Cruz .....

Seward.

234 Mr. Seward to Mr. Oct. 8 No mediation or compromise admissible.

Dayton.

Exhaustion of the energies of the insur-

rection.

236 ......do..........

... Oct. 10 Recail of the American consul at Vienna ..

208 Mr. Dayton to Mr. Oct. 14 The President's proclamation of warning

Seward.

to the insurgent States.

211 ......do.......... Oct. 14 Retirement of Mr. Thouvenel and appoint-

ment of Mr. Drouyn de l'Huys.

| Mr. Seward to Mr. | Oct. 20 The project of recognition of the insurgents.

Dayton.

Condition and prospects of the govern-

ment contrasted with those of the insur-

gents. No peace admissible at the cost

of a single acre of the Union.

213 | Mr. Dayton to Mr. | Oct. 21 |

The change in the French ministry..

Seward. .

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Oct. 23 Mexican affairs.....

240 Mr. Seward to Mr. Oct.

Military events

Dayton.

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Oct. 3 Approval of Mr. Dayton's proceedings.

Satisfaction with Mr. Thouvenel's ex-

planations.

......do....... Nov. 4 The change in the French ministry for

foreign affairs.

-.....do...... Nov. 4 The proclamation of warning, and European

[ opinions in reference to it.
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Nov. 4 | The position of military affairs .......

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Nov. 10 The change in the French ministry...

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.do.... Nov. 10 The war in Mexico ......

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220 Mr. Dayton to Mr. | Nov. 61 Conversations with Mr. Drouyn de l'Huys
Seward.

in reference to American affaire. Posi-
tion of France in regard to intervention

defined.
258 Mr. Seward to Mr. Nov. 21 Acknowledgment of the preceding de-
Dayton,

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NOTES

1861.
| Mr. Mercier to Mr. Dec. 7 Permission to French subjects to leave New
Seward.

Orleans.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 11 The same subject

Mercier.
Mr. Mercier to Mr. Dec, 23 The same subject.............

Seward
Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 31 The same subject.......
Mercier,

1862.
Mr. Mercier to Mr Jan. Postal communication with French subjects
Seward.

in the blockaded ports. Mr. Seward to Mr.

The same subject........
Mercier.
Mr. Thouvepel to

The communication from the French gov-
Mr. Mercier.

ernment in reference to the Trent affair.
Do......... Jan.

23 | The obsu

23 The obstruction of the harbor of Charleston
Mr. Seward to Mr, Feb. 7 The Trent affair.
Mercier.
Do.......... Feb. 10 Postal con

Postal communication with French subjects

in blockaded ports.
Do....... Feb. The obstruction of Charleston harbor......
Mr. Pelissier to Mr. | Mar. Case of Tunstall and Myers at Tangier ; Mr.
Thouvenel.

De Long's circular, and Mr. Pelissier's

reply.
Mr. Thouvenel to Mar. 13 The same subject.........
Mr. Mercier.

Do..... .. Mar. 20 The same subject.............
The Acting Consul | Feb. 27 The same subject..
Gener'l of France
to Mr. Thouve-

Del.
Mr. Seward to Mr. | April 4 | The same subject.........

Mercier.
Memorandum ..... April 12 The same subject.....
Bir Mercier to Mr. May The tariff and its effects upon French silk
Seward.

manufactures.
Mr Seward to Mr. May, 20 | The same subject....
Mercier.

Do...... May 26 The same subject....................... Mr. Chase to Mr. | May 26 The same subject. Note to the chairman Seward.

of Committee of Ways and Means. Count Mejan to Mr. May 30 Condition of New Orleans and Louisiana. Thouvenel.

The cotton supply.
Memorandum ..... May 31 Conversation in regard to alleged irregu-

larities and severities of Major General

Butler at New Orleans Mr. F W. Seward June 12 Customs regulations in regard to wine and to Mr. Mercier.

ardent spirits. Mr Chase to Mr. June 6 | The same subject. Circular to collectors ..

Seward.

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