y was displayed.
On the 6th of May, Lieutenant-Commander Braine reports a boat expedition from the steamer Monticello and the mortar schooner Matthew Vassar (Acting-Master L. A. Brown), mentioning the destruction of one of the vessels in Morrell's Inlet, an English schooner called the Golden Liner, of Halifax, with a large cargo, and also the burning of two large store-houses.
Destruction of this kind of property always caused serious loss to the enemy, and it could not be replaced.
On May 26th, Rear-Admiral Lee reports the operations in the sounds of North Carolina.
It appears that the Confederates had invested Washington, on the Pamlico River, which investment lasted eighteen days, and after a fruitless effort to take the place (which would have been of no use to them if they had succeeded), the enemy retired on the 15th of April.
Washington, N. C., had been pretty extensively fortified by the Confederates while they held it, but they had been driven away from it by the Fede