Imágenes de páginas

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 with an extremely ridiculous prodigality to letter, expressing the

views of our Government on

American States. Mr. Webster bas replied in a 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 Bul

wer to do with our affairs ? Is his countethat wrong to General Taylor's Cabinet by

nance then necessary to the reception of an going into the treaty for the abandonment

ambassador from a sister American Republic of its usurpations. But on the death of General Taylor, finding that there was in at our capital ? It seems so !

“ Let us become real and true Americans," office a very amenable Administration, it backed out from its previous treaty, and from British Minister," said Clay again, “ to our

said Clay. "A single expression of the pledged faith, declared that it thinks that treaty and agreement good for nothing; and present Secretary of State, I am ashamed


has moulded the policy of our Govhas actually by its representative sent a new treaty to Mr. Webster

, framed by itself, and ernment.” How much more so at this presintended to implicate our Government in the ent hour, may be judged from the following recognition of the very usurpations the Brit-York Herald, (from which we must again

extract from a letter published in the Newish previously acknowledged and agreed to abandon.

quote,) of February 26th. It is said in Our summing up of evidence is now ber of Congress.” We have made it our

that journal to be from “ an eminent memnearly complete. It will be only necessary business to inquire into and ascertain the for us to recur to “ the speeches of the gen- facts ; and we beg to state, that it is from tlemen on the other side."

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 statener as to prevent any discussion on the sub- ments we have no possible scruple in setject till next December. Nevertheless, since 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,

There is not a particle of interest that we know, of our personal knowledge, members of Congress. England may appropriate

taken in the affairs of Central America amongst 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“ Angloan 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 been sent by the same Sir Henry Bulwer God, are intelligent, and will correct these things

body they are mere triflers. Our people, thank 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 so--unless a reply come in at the last rador, 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, who, in my opinion, consult that diplo

matic Uriah Heep, Bulwer, in matters of our foreign | istration has turned a deaf ear.

To a resopolicy A las for Central America, or any other lution of the Senate, calling for this and more country that relies upon this Government for sympathy or support!

evidence, it has returned no answer what

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, 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. As to the reply of Mr. Webster to M. With full heart and confidence we now com

form a very decisive and clear judgment. Gomez, envoy from San Salvador, we have not seen it.

mit the matter to them. To the opening of 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

larger evidence. them, makes us regret that we cannot add it to our list of evidence on the present words of Clay :

In conclusion we have but to re-quote the 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 envoy of Nicaragua to the United States, who has ther espionage, or interference in the private

Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer, without furvery recently arrived in this country from his former mission to Belgium, we have but to and his abettors, that we are going for that;

affairs of this Review, may assure himself, 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, rations of the great orator we have above Fillmore; that he made a formal speech, and

quoted, but that we will see them, whatso received a formal reply; and that for more

ever obstacles


be thrown in our path, particular matters, necessary to be discussed in private, “ the Administration is otherwise gallantly and grandly fulfilled.

“ 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 OUR relative to the continuous scheme of British OWN TERRITORIES." aggression on this, our country, and our con

“LET US NO LONGER," said Henry Clay, tinent; we have deemed it right here, for- “ WATCH THE NOD OF ANY EUROPEAN POLmally, to set forth in evidence of our truth,

ITICIAN." 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.

ERRATTI.—On page 262, second columo, 18 lines from top, for “ foraiced," read " fortaliced."

[graphic][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
« AnteriorContinuar »