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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
kept the seas, for want of coal, and would soon have been obliged to abandon their cruising, even if their vessels escaped capture. The argument enforced by war vessels is better than diplomacy, which has not such support; and, although Mr. Seward had duly instructed all the diplomatic and consular representatives of the United States, these gentlemen could never satisfactorily answer tile question, Why don't you send your Navy to repress the Sumter? The Sumter left Paramaribo on the 30th of August, the commanding officer giving the pilot to understand that he was bound to Barbadoes to look after the U. S. S. Keystone State, which vessel he had learned was in pursuit of him. Semmes had satisfied himself that the display of the Sumter and the Confederate flag in Cayenne and Paramaribo had had a most excellent effect on the fortunes of his young republic! The Powhatan arrived off Surinam River only two or three days after the Sumter sailed. The pilot said she had caulked her port