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1862. Oct. 11 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 8 Nov. 10



Movements of piratical vessels and American cruisers

The same subject

The same subject

The same subject

Conversation with the Duke de Soule in reference to the events and outrages at the Azores. Movements of American cruisers.

Depredations of the Alabama. Stoppage of American merchant vessels. Efforts to counteract the pirates.

The same subjects

The same subjects

Additional vessels building for the insurgents. Portuguese islands used to cover violations of the blockade. Suggested naval movements to counteract them.

Depredations of the Alabama and her mode of obtaining supplies.

Audience of the King to deliver the President's congratulations on the royal marriage.

Approval of proceeding* of Mr. Harvey. Peace only possible through the restoration of the national authority throughout the republic.

The facilities and inducements offered to settlers on public lands.

Congressional resolutions in regard to foreign Intervention.

The same subject

Affairs in Poland

European projects of mediation and intervention

Depredations of the Georgia. Movements of American cruisers.

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The proceedings of Mr. Partridge In regard to British interests in Salvador.

The Alabama at Cape Town

Memorial to the President from inhabitants of Here ford, and resolutions of a meeting at Hartlepool.

Explanations with Earl Russell

The stoppnge of the steam rams, and proceedings in relation thereto. The case of the Alexandra.

The death of Lord Lyndhurst

Speech of Sir R. Palmer, the attorney general, to his constituents.

Projects of agents of the insurgents for violating the blockade.

The military situation

The depredations of the Alabama

The same subject

Public sentiment in England. Speeches of prominent men.

A war steamer preparing for the insurgents at Glasgow.

Earl Russell's speech at Blairgowrie. The relations between Orout Britain and the United States as affected by the fitting out of vessels for the insurgents.

Proceedings of Mr. Partridge In Salvador

The memorial of inhabitants of Hereford, and the

proceedings of the meeting at Hartlepool. Indications of public opinion. The condition- and

prospects of the iron-clad rams. The depredations of the A labania. The iron-clad rams.

The depredations of the Georgia

Acknowledgment of despatches

Projects of agents of the insurgents for violating the blockade.

The depredations of the Florida, Proceedings of the Alabama at Cape Town.

Schemes of the insurgents for obtaining arms and vessels. Address of disloyal clergymen in the southern States.

Case of the Alexandra ,

Public opinion In Great Britain. Progress of military affairs; questions in regard to slavery.

Proceedings of the Alabama at Cape Town. Speeches of public men in Great Britain.

The admission of privateers of the insurgents in British ports. Case of the Alexandra.

Affairs in Japan


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Date. Subject.

Speech of the French Emperor to the French Cham

bers. Proponed congresi. The exportation from Richmond of tobacco belonging

to the French government. Plot by emissaries of tbe insurgents In Canada to invade the northern frontier. The neutrality laws of the two countries. Correspondence during the Crimean war in regard to the equipment of privateers in the United States.. Armed naval expeditions prepHred in British ports.

Plots in Canada by emissaries of the insurgents. The death of the King of Denmark. Commercial uneasiness. Decline of European interest in the struggle in the United States. Case of the Alexandra.

Tbe case of the Canton or Pampero

Proceedings of the Alabama

Case of the Alexandra

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The reply of the clergy of Scotland to the insurrectionary ministers of the United States

Nov. 23 I Approval of proceedings of Mr. Adams

do :Depredations of the, Alabama near the Cape of Good


do | Intercepted insurgent correspondence

Nov. 24 Approval of proceedings of Mr. Adams

Nor. 28 ' Military successes near Chattanooga

Nov. 30 Suggestions in regard to obtaining the sanction of the
Mikado to the treaties made by tho Tycoon of
Japan. The proposed European congress. Course of politi-
cal ideas as affected by the breaking out of the In-
surrection in this country, and its decline. The
actiou of European powers in regard to it.

Dec 5 I The foreign enlistment act of Great Britain

do :Approval of proceedings of Mr. Adams

do Case of the Alexandra

Dec. 15 ! Military successes near Chattanooga and Knoxville.

Opening of the session of Congress. Decline of I the insurrection.

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Mr. Adam* to Mr. Seward.

[Extracts.] _

No. 259.] Legation Of Thr United States,

London, November 13, 1862.

Sir: I have to acknowledge the reception of depatches from the department, numbered from 377 to 382, both inclusive.

At the latest date of your writing you could not have received my despatch (No. 248) of the 24th of October, which precisely defined the amount of the importance of Mr. Gladstone's speech, considered as a ministerial exposition. Since that date, until yesterday, no further question has been raised upon the subject, and the excitement had altogether subsided.

It now appears that the Emperor of France has taken a positive step. The letter of M. Drouyn de J'Huys to the two powers of Russia and England appears in the newspapers. Mr. Dayton will, doubtless, give you by this steamer a foil report of the communication that has been made to him by that minister, a brief abstract of which he has sent to me. It remains to be seen what fate it will meet from the parties to which it is addressed.

How it will fare with Russia 1 think there can scarcely be a doubt. Independently of the steady tone of Baron Brunnow, the ambassador at this court, in all his conversation with me, I find an article in a newspaper of authority at St. Petersburgb, which very distinctly signifies an indisposition to interfere in any other way than that which has already been taken by Russia.

A cabinet council was held here yesterday, when there can be no doubt that some action was had on the subject. »****»•

The only check likely to be final on all this class of projects must be found in the progress of our arms. The late arrivals have brought intelligence, on the whole, of a favorable character. We learn by them that General McClellan is at last in motion, and that a conflict with the remaining army of the confederates was impending. By the issue of that struggle, the news of which we anxiously expect, we may be guided to a more clear conception of the attitude of the European powers thereafter. Should it be favorable, I doubt whether the ministers here will be at any time inclined to vary from their policy, unless with the implied assent of the United States. It is proper to add that the construction put upon the result of the popular elections, as likely to lead to some early and voluntary termination of the struggle, is not without its influence upon their determination.

I have the honor to be, Bir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward,

Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

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