, but their own people ; and from the occupation of this important point, I am satisfied, if our opportunities are improved, great results will follow.
Many of the citizens have fled, many remain, and there is reason to believe most of them will return.
I have just heard the municipal government has been restored.
Very respectfully, etc. T. H. Stevens, Lieut. Com'g, Senior Officer present.
Philadelphia press account.
Jacksonville, Fla., March 17, 1862.
On Wednesday, the twelfth inst., at seven A. M., signals were made by the Ottawa to get under way, and in fifteen minutes we were steaming up the St. John's, bound to Jacksonville.
The weather was rather inauspicious — sun obscured, air damp and chilly, and wind prophetic from N. N. E. Yet withal the trip was not unpleasant.
As we left Mayport astern, the vessels took their regular positions in line of sailing: Ottawa (acting flag-ship) leading; Seneca, Pembina, Isaac P. Smith, and Ellen, following.
The latter steam