The Attitude of England
Quincy Daily Whig and Republican, March 14, 1861
Whatever other faults arising from an envious and somewhat cynical disposition we may impute to the English, we cannot accuse them of manifesting any malevolence towards us in our present troubles. The tone of the English press undoubtedly reflects the nearly unanimous sentiments of the English people, and the spirit which it indicates is itself an adequate return for the cordiality and enthusiasm with which the Prince of Wales was received by our people last summer. A magnanimity of feeling is exhibited which cannot fail to still further improve the relations bro't about by that occasion, and to promote national amenities in the future.
It might be supposed that England's large interest in cotton would be discussed. Whatever may be the final event, we shall be under deep obligations to England for the noble attitude she has assumed since the inception of our difficulties.