A tactful native minister, Sir Donald McLean, did the rest.
In his long administration of his latter diocese he was most energetic, tactful and munificent.
Naturally tactful and considerate, he never put difficulties in the way of the responsible ministers.
She was intelligent and tactful, a faithful wife, a devoted mother and a staunch friend.
Great Britain immediately demanded their release, and war for a time seemed imminent; but owing mainly to the tactful diplomacy of the prince consort, Lincoln acknowledged that the seizure of Mason and Slidell was a violation of the rights of Great Britain as a neutral, and on the 1st of January 1862 released the commissioners.