No Southern Patriotic Uprisings Allowed
 
From: bernhard1848@att.net
 
Antebellum Americans who exported revolution and supplied exiled patriots with money and weaponry caused great concern on the other side of the Atlantic, and the 1861 war between North and South had Europe scratching their heads. Now the patriotic uprising was on American soil and the Lincoln regime would accept no official recognition of the new American Confederacy by any European country. 
 
Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute
www.cfhi.net  
 
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No Southern Patriotic Uprisings Allowed:
 
“Finally, concerning the recognition of the seceded [American] States…no clear action was contemplated…but if that conflict were protracted and the separation became fait accompli, the French government naturally would follow the course which would serve her own best interests.
 
What places the United States in an extremely awkward position as far as Europe is concerned is that her action is a contradiction of her own traditional policy. Every revolutionary movement in Europe has been applauded here. The Americans are not content merely with giving ovations to Kossuth, Kinkel and other demagogues; they supply them with money for the express purpose of inspiring new disorders.
 
The Secretary of State (William Seward] requests European powers not to recognize the representative of the seceded States, but he seems to forget that hardly five years ago the President of the United States [James Buchanan] officially recognized the Minister of the Nicaraguan Republic, accredited by the government after the famous Walker filibuster. Finally, at the very moment they clamor for the extermination of the Southern rebels, the New York newspapers call the disorders which have recently broken out at Narsorie patriotic uprisings, and accuse us of cruelty for having suppressed them.”
 
(Lincoln and the Russians, Albert A. Woldman, World Publishing Company, 1952, page 91)