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POISONOUS PROPERTIES OF THE…

STRICT NEUTRALITY.

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MISS BURDETT COUTTS AND CO-OTEl…

- NANA SAHIB,

ALLEGED FORGERIES BY A MERCHANT.

THE STEAM RAMS AT LIVERPOOL.

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THE STEAM RAMS AT LIVERPOOL. It now appears (says the Liverpool Post) that the steam-rams just launched from the yard of Messrs. Laird were built for the Confederate Government. Neither the French Government nor the French people were concerned in the business, but a French banker was. The two rams were to be paid for out of the pro- ceeds of the Confederate Loan. M. Langier was one of the contractors to that loan, and he was also a guarantee for the payment of the contract to Messrs. Laird for the cost of the two rams. He has a mortgage on both. They may, therefore, ultimately become his, but then the law would have to deal with a new feature in the transaction. M. Langier might sell them to the British Government at cost price, and they are well worth the money-not for sea, but for coast and harbour service. It might be dangerous to send them across the Atlantic in winter. For privateers they are totally unfit. The inexcusable crime of destroying private property at sea has at length been universally condemned. Even the Times is liquefying its opinions, in the form of natural progression towards a final condemnation of ram building and ram practice. Already it has arrived at the opinion that both are morally wrong, and is not without hope that the law will step in and put an end to a practice so abominable. The moral condemnation will probably suffice. At all events Mr. John Laird is too honourable a man, feels too responsible to public opinion, to persist in doing any- thing that honourable and honest men would disap- prove of. The representatives of the Confederate cause in this country must now see that persistence in Alabama doings will operate against their interests. When affection becomes doubtful there is danger in out- raging feelings; and the public feeling now admits being outraged by the wanton and causeless destruc- tion of private property. The purpose of sowing discord between England and the Federals will fail when in America it is known that England disap- proves. The Federals will be the dullest of dull dogs if they do not now put forth all their strength and bring the war to a close, before France and steam- rams are subsidised bv the Confederates.

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