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concluded a bona fide treaty by which it dressed a long letter to Mr. Webster in reference to attained no gain or territory, and gave away
the present condition and relations of the Central
American States. Mr. Webster bas replied in a with an extremely raculous prodiganty to letter, expressing the views of our Government on Great Britain equal rights with our own. the subject. The Chevalier Gomez, our correThe United States stands fair and square spondent adds, has been treated with marked attentherefore ; it has made treaty and is ready tion, both by the Secretary of State and by Sir to stand by the same; at all events was Henry Bulwer. ready till the death of Taylor. Great Bri
| “Treated with marked attention by Sir tain stands in this position: Having been wrong from the beginning, it acknowledged
Henry Bulwer!" What has Sir Henry Bulthat wrong to General Taylor's Cabinet by
wer to do with our affairs? Is his countegoing into the treaty for the abandonment
nance then necessary to the reception of an of its usurpations. But on the death of
ambassador from a sister American Republic General Taylor, finding that there was in
at our capital? It seems so ! office a very amenable Administration, it
“Let us become real and true Americans," backed out from its previous treaty, and from
said Clay. “A single expression of the
British Minister," said Clay again, “ to our pledged faith, declared that it thinks that treaty and agreement good for nothing; and
present Secretary 'of State, I am ashamed has actually by its representative sent a new
to say, has moulded the policy of our Govtreaty to Mr. Webster, framed by itself, and
ernment.” How much more so at this pres
ent hour, may be judged from the following intended to implicate our Government in the recognition of the very usurpations the Brit
extract from a letter published in the Newish previously acknowledged and agreed to
York Herald, (from which we must again
quote,) of February 26th. It is said in abandon. Our summing up of evidence is now
that journal to be from “ an eminent mem
ber of Congress." nearly complete. It will be only necessary
We have made it our for us to recur to “the speeches of the gen
business to inquire into and ascertain the tlemen on the other side."
facts; and we beg to state, that it is from The resolution of the Senate has not been
a very eminent member of Congress, whose replied to; will not be, save in such a man
name is in our possession, and whose state
ments we have no possible scruple in setner as to prevent any discussion on the subject till next December. Nevertheless, since ung
ting before our readers :we last wrote, the journals in the Bulwer in
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 1851. terest have not been idle. The activity of
* * * Mr. Bulwer may be judged from the fact, I.
There is not a particle of interest
' | taken in the affairs of Central America amongst that we know, of our personal knowledge, I members of Congress. England may appropriate at least four American newspapers implicated that entire country, for aught our politicians care. in complicity with him and his designs. A Central America gives no votes to help us make certain daily journal, for instance, published a President. Her people are neither“ Anglo
Saxons" nor negroes; they are, therefore, not enan article, to which we have previously re
titled to much sympathy. If our sweet sister, ferred, containing “assurances” with refer- | England, takes possession of the country, will it ence to British aggressions in Central Amer- not belong to the great Anglo-Saxon family? And ica which the editor received from the agents our politicians would be perfectly satisfied with of Sir Henry Bulwer, knowing them to have
the result. I am disgusted with these men; as a
body they are mere triflers. Our people, thank been sent by the same Sir Henry Bulwer
God, are intelligent, and will correct these things himself. And the same paper printed, since in the end. We can shake our fists at Austria, we last wrote, the following :
and call her all sorts of hard names, and she de
serves them all. We may even venture to speak GUATEMALA AND SAN SALVADOR.- We last night the truth of Russia ; but to say a word against the received intelligence from Washington, which in- parent country, is nothing less than impiety. Of dicates that the Administration is fully awake to one thing you may be assured-nothing will be the present interesting posture of Central Amer- done by the Administration. General Shields's ican affairs. The Chevalier Gomez, late Envoy to resolution remains unanswered, and probably will Rome, from the States of Guatemala and San Sal- continue 80-unless a reply come in at the last vador, is now in Washington. In accordance with minute and too late for any action. * * * You the desire of the Administration, as our correspon- may conceive it impossible, but there are now dent intimates, he has assumed, provisionally, the here members of the Senate even, so thoroughly duties of Chargé for those States and has ad- Anglicized, wbo, in my opinion, consult that diplomatic Uriah Heep, Bulwer, in matters of our foreign istration has turned a deaf ear. To a resopolicy Alas for Central America, or any other lution of the Senate, calling for this and more country that relies upon this Government for
evidence, it has returned no answer whatsympathy or support !
ever. We now claim judgment by default. Our readers will now understand the posi- without the adventitious aid of elaborate
Without almost any comment, and certainly tion of our Administration and Government, 'hetor
| rhetoric, we have in this article printed suffilegislative and executive, towards this sub
cient official evidence to enable our readers to ject, and towards Great Britain.
form a very decisive and clear judgment. As to the reply of Mr. Webster to M.
| With full heart and confidence we now comGomez, envoy from San Salvador, we have
| mit the matter to them. To the opening of not seen it. It has not been published.
another campaign, on the same subject, we But the report we have heard of its con
shall bring the same qualities; and much tents, from one who had reason to know them, makes us regret that we cannot add In conclusion we have but to re-quote the it to our list of evidence on the present we
esent words of Clay : occasion. In the words of our informant,
“LET US BECOME REAL AND TRUE AMERI"it has as much reference to Central America
CANS, AND PLACE OUR COLORS AT THE HEAD as it has to Kamschatka,"
OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM." With reference to M. Marcoleta, the envoyo Sir Henry I
oy! Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer, without furof Nicaragua to the United States, who has
ther espionage, or interference in the private very recently arrived in this country from his
affairs of this Review, may assure himself, former mission to Belgium, we have but to and his abettors, that we are going for that; add, in order to sum up the whole matter, that we will not only respond to the just aspithat he has been formally presented to Mr.
irations of the great orator we have above Fillmore; that he made a formal speech, and
quoted, but that we will see them, whatsoreceived a formal reply; and that for more
ever obstacles may be thrown in our path, particular matters, necessary to be discussed
gallantly and grandly fulfilled. in private, “the Administration is otherwise
“ We have never acknowledged, AND NEVtoo busily engaged."
ER CAN ACKNOWLEDGE,” said J. M. Clayton, So now the matter stands.
entering on this business, “ the existence of
any claim of sovereignty in the Mosquito Having, long since, taken up a decided King, OR ANY OTHER INDIAN IN AMERICA, position on this whole question, and having, To do so," quoth he, and there is not a from time to time, repeatedly written on the particle of mistake about it, “ would be to subjects put forward and on the several events deny the title of the United States To OUB relative to the continuous scheme of British OWN TERRITORIES.” aggression on this, our country, and our con- ' “ LET US NO LONGER,” said Henry Clay.
nent; we have deemed it right here, tor 1“ WATCH THE NOD OF ANY EUROPEAN POL mally, to set forth in evidence of our truth, and the justice of our cause, that which the “ Let us become," said the same man, Administration has had all along in its power real and true Americans » to set forth more fully than ourselves. To every remonstrance and inquiry, the Admin-! And so, we take our stand.
ERRATUM-On page 262, second column, 18 lines from top, for " foraiced," read “ fortaliced."