Frederic Bernal (1828-1924)
Frederic Bernal was the British Consul in Baltimore during the Civil War. His reports on the politics and trade of the city including his admiration for Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney are to be found in ecp's research images From the British National Archives and the London School of Economics. See: Bernal research images. See also the now defunct editonline document
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Roger Brook Taney: Merryman Proceedings
The citation for the dispatches for April and May of 1861 is:
Reference: FO 5/784
Consuls at Baltimore. Barclay, Bernal.
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FO 5 - Foreign Office: Political and Other Departments: General Correspondence before 1906, United States of America, Series II
FO 5/784 - Consuls at Baltimore. Barclay, Bernal.
Barnes: The American Civil War through British Eyes Note that the Barnes's base their edition on Lord Lyon's papers and do not include all of Bernal's observations which are in the Foreign Office files.
White: Abraham Lincoln and Treason... White does not cite Bernal's dispatch re: attending Taney's Habeas Corpus proceedings in the Merryman case.