The Trent Affair, Including a Review of the English and American Relations at the Beginning of the Civil War. With an introduction by James A. Woodburn.

Indianapolis, (IN): Bobbs-Merrill Co., (c1896). First edition. 8vo. 288 pp. An international incident in November, 1861, when a United States warship intercepted a British vessel and removed two Confederate agents, James Mason and John Slidell, who were heading to England to plead the Confederacy's case; Lincoln ordered that the prisoners be released, averting further damage to U.S.-British relations over the matter. Nevins I, p. 225: "Mostly concerned with diplomatic maneuvering." Very good. Original gilt-stamped brown cloth. (10072). Item #63476

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