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THE EMPEROR NA.POLEON AND ENGLAND. The following important letter from the Em- peror Napoleon to the Ambassador of France in England, will be read with interest: "ST. CLCUD, 25ch July, 1860. My dear Persigny,-Atfairs appear to me o be so complicated—thanks to the mistrust excitf d everywhere since the war in Italy -thtlt I write to you in the hope that a conversation, in perfect frankness, with Lord Palrnerston will remedy the existing evil. Lord Palrnerston knows mg. and when I affirm a thing he will believe me, Well, you can tell him from me, 1tI the most ex- plicit manner, that since the peace of Viliafranea I have had but one thought, one object—to in- augurate a new era of peace, and to live on the best terms with all my neighbours, and especi- ally with Englind. But it will be objected, You wish for peace, and you increase, immode- rately, the military forces of France.' I deny the fact in every sense. My army and my fleet have in them nothing of a threatening character. My steam navy is far from being adequate to our requirements, and the number of steamers does not nearly equal that of sailiag ships deemed necessary in the time of KinJ Louis Philippe. I have 400,000 men under arms but deduct from this amount 60,000 in Algeria, 6,000 at Rome, 8,000 in China, 20,000 gendarmes, the sick, and the new conscripts, and you will see— what is the truth-that my regiments are of smaller effective strength thsn during the pre- ceding reign. The only addition to the army list has been made by the creation of the Imperial Guard. Moreover, while wishing tor peace, I de6ire also to organise the forces of the oountry on the best possible footing, for, if foreigners have only seen the bright 8idt" of the last war. I myself, close at hand, have itnesoed the defects, and I wish to remedy them. Having said inus much, I bave, since Viliafranea, neither done, nor eVen thought anything which could alaim anyone. Now, then, occur the massacres in Syria, and if. is assertpd that I am very glad to find a new occasion of making a little war, or of playing a new part. Really people give me credit for very little comiron sense. If I instantly proposed an expedition, it was because rcy fcebng3 were those of the people which has put me at its head, and the intelligence from Syria tran*n>'ri6d me with indigrra.ion. My first thoughi, nevertheless, was to come to an understanding with lin^land.' What oiher interest than that of bumpr irv iouid induce me to send troops into that country P Couid it be that fLe possession of it would increase my strength? Can 1 conceal from mvselt that Al- geria, notwithstanding 5ta future i,i-vants gets, is a source of weakness to France, which for thirty years iias devoted to it the purest, of its blood, and its fold ? I said it in 1852 at jdurdeaux, and my opinion is still the same--I have great con- qU8?tS to nnke, but only in France. Her interior organisation, her moral development, the increase of her resources, have IItill iraxnaust? progress to muke. There a field exist" v?>st enough for my a-nbition and sufficient to satisfy n "It was difficult for me to come to an under- standing with England on the subject of Central Italy, because I was bound by the peace of Villa- franca. As to Southern Its! L am free from engagements, and I ask no better th.111 a concert with England on this point, &s o r others but in Heaven's name, let the eminent rneu who are placed at the head of the English Government lay aside petty jealousies and .tt-juBt mistrusts. "Let us understand one another in good faith, like honest men as we are, ana not like thieves who desire to cheat each other. To sum up, this is my innermost thought. I desire that Italy should obtain peace, no matter how, but without foreign intervention, and that my troops should be able to quit Rome without compromising the security of the Pope. I could very much wish not to be obliged to undertake the Syrian expedition, and, in any case, not to undertake it alone; firstly, because it will be a great expense, and secondly, because I tear that this intervention may involve the Eastern ques- tion but, on the other hand, I do not see how to resist public opinion in my country, which will never understand that we can leave unpunished, not only the massadre of Christians, but the burning of our consulates, the insult to our flag, and the pillage of the monasteries which were under our protection. I have told you all I,think, without disguising or omitting anything. Make what use you may think advisable of my lettfer.—Believe in my sin- cere friendship. NAPOLEON." FRIGHTFUL TRAGEDY IN LONDON. MURDER OF A SWEETHEART, A MOTHER, AND TWO BROTHERS. On Friday morning the locality of Walworth was thrown into a state of feverish excitement owing to the freely circulated information that a frightful tragedy had been committed at 14, Manor-place, in the vicinity of the Surrey Gar- dens, it being alleged ihat a sweetheart, mother, and two little brothers, had been frightfully murdered. The statement proved but too true, the follow- ing being the particulars relative to the dreadful case: The name of the family which has thus been deprived of three of its members is Youngman. The victims are Elizabeth Youngman (the mother) aged 46; Thomas Youngman, aged 11; and Charles Rayson Youngman, aged 6. The name of the unfortunate young woman, the fourth victim, is Mary Wells Streeter, aged 27, of Hunter's-hill, Wadhurst, Sussex. She, it oppfara was engaged to be: married to William Gcdfrey Youngman, the eldest son, twenty five years of age (believed to be the murderer), and was temporarily staying at the house of her intended husband, awaiting the arrival of the day for the celebration of ttw event. The discovery of these shocking murders was made by Mr. Bevan, the landlord of the house in hich the unfortunate family resided. He was alarmed by hearing a noise and fall upon the first-floor landing, end on proceeding up- stairs he was horrified at perceiving three bodies lying on the floor with their mghtdresses satu- rated with blood. In his aisrra ne at once