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AMERICAN OPINIONS.

B150

AMERICAN OPINIONS

ON THE

“ALABAMA.”

AND OTHER

POLITICAL QUESTIONS.

BY JOHN W. DWINELLE,

: BARRISTER-AT-LAW;

ONE OF THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA;

CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF
THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL AND ETHNOLOGICAL SOCIETIES.

NEW YORK:
JOHN WILEY & SON,
2 CLINTON HALL, ASTOR PLACE.

1870.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by

JOHN W. DWINELLE,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of

New York.

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At page 40, line 13, strike out the words “at the same time.” The proposed treaty was in fact published in the United States before it was acted upon by the Senate: doubtless through the delinquency of some clerk in the Government Office.

An apology is due to the publisher for the numerous errors of orthography and punctuation which appear in the text. From motives of convenience the essay was put into type and stereotyped at Paris ; but was either in whole or in part put into the hands of French compositors, who did not understand English, and the revision of the proofs was therefore necessarily confided to persons who understood the French technical terms of the printing office, and was executed in a most un. satisfactory manner. The press work, done in London, is as good as the state of the plates permitted.

although we had a free press ourselves, we approved oppressive restrictions upon the press in France and Germany; that our public men were corrupt, and our judges venal; that mob-law prevailed unchecked and unpunished in our country; that we had organized a

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