d by survey, will return in the McClellan.
The Master of the Nightingale will deliver fifty tons of coal to the McClellan.
This, together with what I will take out, will, I trust, lighten her so that we can haul her off. Very respectfully, John Pope, Captain. To Flag-officer Wm. W. Mckean.
A National account.
A correspondent on board the United States sloop of war Richmond gives the following account of the attack:--
U. S. Sloop Richmond, head of Passes, Mississippi River, Oct. 16, 1861.
Dear mother: When I last wrote we were at the mouth of Pas à l'outre, with nothing to vary the monotony of our situation but an occasional visit by the rebel steamer Ivy.
She is a small Mississippi tow-boat, with one or two guns on board.
She is very fast, as was proven a few weeks ago, when the steamer Water Witch attempted to head her off. The Ivy was down the Southwest Pass, about thirty miles from us; the Water Witch started up Pas à l'outre; the shore people immediately telegr