On January 12 it looked at Washington as if the question of receiving Slidell would soon be decided.
But on the release of Slidell and Mason the war alarms were over.
The Cabinet find him very troublesome even now; he still listens to Slidell and others.
I read your speech on the Mason and Slidell matter yesterday.
I return you my acknowledgments for your speech on the Mason and Slidell affair.
In October he accorded a most gracious interview to Slidell.
With the unionists nothing was so strong as the necessity of keeping Slidell and Mason.
This was contrary to Slidell's notion at the moment, but of this Mason was unaware.
There were those who thought he demeaned himself by attending the Democratic caucus and indorsing the Slidell project.
Persigny, i. 303; conversation with Slidell on intervention, ii.