The Effect of the Nicaraguan News in New Orleans

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    “The Effect of the Nicaraguan News in New Orleans,” New York Daily Times, 3 February 1857, p. 2.
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    The Effect of Nicaraguan News in New Orleans.

    From the Picayune.

    The news from Nicaragua, received by the Texas, has produced a very exhilarating effect in New Orleans.

    The suspense since the previous news of the 2d of December, has been painfully exciting, and the relief is correspondingly great. We all breathe easier with the news that the gallant WALKER and his brave band have scattered their enemies and are once more victorious.

    It is a prodigious relief, and a theme for joyful congratulation, that the star of WALKER has emerged from the clouds, and is again brilliant in the ascendant.

    We are without the means to form a precise judgment of the whole extent and effect of these successes of WALKER—what are the resources of the enemy—his present position or his purposes. Nor is it very clear in what manner the aid which has commenced pouring in to WALKER, and which will continue in an increasing tide, can be most efficaciously employed, or can most directly reach him. But those are secondary to the immediate and decisive certainty that the crisis of danger is certainly passed, the enemy broken and scattered, and the task of concentration for offence to be again commenced under damaging disadvantages, and that WALKER is in a position to increase his strength constantly, and confirm his ascendancy within the Republic and over the invaders. It is our hope, and our strong belief inclines that way, that these events and these prospects are decisive of the result, against any possible rally of the Costa Ricans and their allies, and that WALKER will be able to maintain himself against every adverse combination which is not strengthened by European intervention, connived at and encouraged by our own Government.

    What events take that course, and French or English fleets undertake to black up the way against access to WALKER, or to be active in hostilities against him, the question will take a new shape, in which the Government of the United States will be a party, if it do not intend to abandon its position and its duties as a power in America.
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