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As to the recognition of the so called Southern Confederacy it is not to be made subject of technical definition . It is of cours recognition to publish an acknowledgment of the sovereignty and independence of power. It is recognition to receive its ambassadors Ministers agents or commissioners officially. A concession of belligerent rights is liable to be con streed as a recognition of them. No dese proceedings will be borne by the United States in this case


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