Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
European news
66.67%
maritime news, esp. naval and blockade
4.76%
poetry and patriotism
4.76%
legislature
2.38%
clothing ads
2.38%
military orders, e.g. conscriptions
2.38%
[unclear]
2.38%
North
2.38%
ads--medicine, substitutes, wanted, etc.
2.38%
entertainment and culture
2.38%
real estate sales and auctions
2.38%
war bonds
2.38%
religion
2.38%
From the Wed., May. 22, 1861 issue
St. Johns. May 20.

—The steamer Persia, from Liverpool, May 11, has arrived.

It was asserted in London, but not believed, that letters of marque, issued by the Southern Confederacy, had been granted to vessels at Liverpool and London.

Lord Derby expressed the hope, in the House of Lords, that the forthcoming Government proclamation would give a warning that if Englishmen join the privateers their blood will be on their own heads.

The London Times says the mediation of England might as well be offered to a hurricane as the United States.