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The newest information from the United States this day says that the folk within the Northern states are fined with pleasure on the seize of the insurgent commissioners, yet nonetheless there appears a doubt concerning the legality of the continuing ... tenth it's been a bit higher this day, yet chilly. the scoop from the USA is all concerning the laking of the insurgent commissioners out of the British steamer Trent. There appears to be like nice rejoicing in the course of the States. twelfth a chilly darkish day. The newspapers is stuffed with bills of significant arrangements mak. ing for warfare. Very huge reinforcements are to be despatched out to Canada and numerous ships of struggle to be despatched to the yank coa~! it ... 14th a transparent chilly day. The papers is all taken up with the arrangements for conflict with the USA until the rebels' commissioners aren't given up and each reparation made. The Guards must have long gone this week, however the Prince Consort, who's their Colonel. couldn't assessment them 35 he's restrained to his cbamber with a critical chilly. fifteenth a depressing misty day. there's a hearsay tonigbt that tbe Prince Gonson. is useless. sixteenth it truly is precise that Prince Albert is useless. Tbe newspapers are an in mourning. there has been nobody anticipated this type of unhappy calamity, he being a younger guy and had just a mild chilly. each one has received a surprise via it being. so unexpected . .. twenty first one other expensive frosty day. there's not anything clean within the newspapers. I went as much as Clitheroe to get a few issues for Christmas day, however it was once very chilly and that i didn't cease lengthy. 25rd As this can be the day that the Prince Consort is buried the mill used to be stopped all day, so I took the chance and whitewashed the home. twenty fifth Christmas day, and the best I ever noticeable. It used to be as hot as a few summer season days. I spent 'he day very friendly. I had lots of currant cake and whiskey yet I saved myself sober upload didn't visit any public condominium. %6th one other very advantageous day, yet now this night is especially frosty. the scoop Copyr lhted maten' 68 The Labouring periods from the USA is particularly scanty. The papers are all taken up discussing the Tmu affair ... thirty first The final day of tJ1C yr and a chilly damp day it really is, and no information from the US. Now because the yr is done J needs to say that 1 am no longer so wealthy as i've been for a number of years. because of quite a bit and a prospect of warfare with the USA. ShOft time January 1862 1st we're starting the recent yr below vcry terrible clients. undesirable exchange, little while. and a prospect of a struggle with the US. which. if it may occur, can be worse than ever, as we are going to get no cotton from it. each onc is worried for the coming of the subsequent mail, that's anticipated on a daily basis. we've been operating aU day - it's been chilly and damp. second one other darkish tender day, and the scoop from the US is best than we anticipated because it is of a peaceful variety; yet we needs to stay up for the reply to the despatches despatched via our govt ahead of we will be able to rely on something. 4th a superb transparent frosty day, and later information from the US is of an analogous peaceable tone. My daughter was once married this day' on the outdated church in Clitheroe.

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