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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)
y to anarchy. No one seemed to notice the Sumter after she anchored. Semmes carefully scanned the features of the castle, its three or four guns, worthless for any purpose beyond firing a salute, and compared it with his trim battery of shell-guns. He was satisfied with the comparison and immediately wrote the Governor of the town a letter, which he sent ashore by one of his officers. This missive was to the following effect: Confederate States Steamer Sumter, Puerto Cabello, July 26, 1861. His Excellency the Governor: I have the honor to inform your Excellency of my arrival at this place, in this ship under my command, with the prize schooner Abby Bradford in company, captured by me about seventy miles to the northward and eastward. The Abby Bradford is the property of citizens of the United States, with which States, as your Excellency is aware, the Confederate States, which I have the honor to represent, are at war, and the cargo would appear to belong also to citiz