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THE SLADE BARONETCY CASE.

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MAXIMILIAN'S ADDRESS WHEN SUR- RENDERING HIS SWORD. The news from Mexico informs us that Maximilian surrendered his sword to Escobedo, saying I sur- render to you my sword, owing to an infamous treason, without which to-morrow's sun would have seen yours in my hands." He issued a farewell proclamation, which is too curious a memorial of a short and ill- fated reign to be abridged :— Countrymen,— After the valour and patriotism of the Republican forces have destroyed my sceptre in this place, of which a tenacious defence was indispensable to save the honour of my cause and of my race-after the bloody siege in which the Imperial and Republican soldiers have com- peted in abnegation and boldness, I will explain myself. Countrymen, I came to Mexico not only animated with the best faith of insuring the felicity of all and each of us, but called and protected by the Emperor of France, Napoleon III. He, to the ridicule of France, abandoned me cowardly and infamously by demand of the United States, after having uselessly spent forces and treasure and "shed the blood of her sons and your own. When the news of my fall and death reaches Europe all the monarchs of Charlemagne's country will demand of the Napoleonic dynasty an account of my blood, of the German, Belgian, and French blood shed in Mexico. Then will Napoleon III. be covered with shame from head to foot. To-day he has already seen his Majesty of Austria, my august brother, praying for my life to the United States, and myself a prisoner of war in the hands of the Republican Government, and with my crown and my head torn in pieces. Countrymen, here are my last words:—I desire that my blood may regenerate Mexico and serve as a warning to all ambitious and incautious princes, and that you will act with prudence and truthfulness and ennoble with your virtues the political cause of the flag you sustain. "May Providence sustain you and make you worthy of myself. The latest news of Maximilian, which is extracted from the Constitutionnet of June 24th, says: Ac- cording to information which we have every reason to believe well founded, the Emperor Maximilian will shortly embark for Europe, if he has not already done so."

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