Our Home and Foreign Policy. November, 1863.
France and the C.S.A. — Synergistic Allies at Last
Summary view of Confederate foreign policy in 1863 by Henry St. Paul, a Mobile and New Orleans attorney and Confederate soldier. After the Union capture of New Orleans, a bounty for St. Paul’s capture was offered by Admiral David Farragut.
The bounty was partly because St. Paul’s Our Home and Foreign Policy promoted a Franco-Confederate alliance untroubled by the upholding of the slave system: “Negro worship is unknown in France; they neither trouble themselves or others about it. On her vast territory there is not one solitary abolition society, and Negrophilism has become simply a branch of ethics…” (p16)
Born in Belgium to French parents, St. Paul led a French-speaking Confederate unit—St. Paul’s Battalion of Sharpshooters—and later served as a quartermaster in Mobile where this pamphlet was likely printed. He was brevetted Colonel at the Battle Seven Pines in 1862.
Description: Our Home and Foreign Policy. November, 1863.
[Likely Mobile, Alabama]: Printed at the Office of the Daily Register and Advertiser, 1863. 23pp. First edition. Stitched, as issued. 8¼ x 4¾ inches. Foxing; title page and last two pages with paper loss to top margin, else very good.
LCP, Afro-Americana 9070. Sabin 75451. Howes S-39 (aa) —“Dream of an imperial Confederacy: French alliance, control of Central America and the Mexican Gulf.” Crandall 2835. Parrish & Willingham 5832. Ref. Seven_Pines_participants4 accessed online.