Roanoke, Virginia: The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co., 1903. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2309137
Page ridges and tissue guard foxed, ink gift note on second blank.
ix, 603 pp. American Civil War dispatches from a Confederate diplomat stationed in London. "James Murray Mason (November 3, 1798 – April 28, 1871), a grandson of George Mason, was a senator from Virginia. He was chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 1851 until his expulsion in 1861 for supporting the Confederacy. He strongly supported slavery and the secession of Virginia. He was the leading diplomat of the Confederate States of America, and traveled to Europe seeking support for it, but was unable to get the United Kingdom to recognize the Confederacy as a country. On his way to England in November 1861, he was forcibly removed from a British ship by agents of the U.S. Navy, giving rise to the Trent Affair. He was released in two months, and continued his trip."--Wikipedia