The government of Great Britain receives the official news that the U.S. would release Confederate envoys James Mason and John Slidell, thus averting an international crisis.
Tag: Lord Richard Lyons
They Will Be Cheerfully Liberated
Abraham Lincoln finally decides upon a course of action regarding Great Britain’s demands to release the Confederate envoys seized aboard the British steamer Trent.
Surrender or War Will Have a Very Good Effect
News of the British reaction to the seizure of Confederate envoys James Mason and John Slidell reaches the U.S.
The Passions of the Country Are Up
The U.S. and Great Britain awaited each other’s official reactions to the seizure of Confederate envoys James Mason and John Slidell aboard the neutral British steamer Trent.
Outrage on the British Flag
News of the U.S. seizure of Confederate envoys James Mason and John Slidell aboard the British steamer Trent officially reaches Great Britain, where it is met with immediate outrage.