d much exultation.
Congress thanked Warrington in the name of the nation, and gave him a gold medal.
In another cruise to the shores of Portugal soon afterwards, the Peacock captured fourteen vessels, and returned to New York at the end of October.
In 1815, after parting with Biddle, Captain Warrington pursued his cruise in the Peacock, and on June 30, when off Anjer, in the Strait of Sunda, between Sumatra and Java, he fell in with the East India cruiser Nautilus, fourteen guns, Lieut. Charles Boyce.
Broadsides were exchanged, when the Nautilus struck her colors.
She had lost six men killed and eight wounded. the Peacock lost none.
This event occurred a few days after the period set by the treaty of peace for the cessation of hostilities.
Warrington was ignorant of any such treaty, but, being informed the next day of its ratification, he gave up the Nautilus and did everything in his power to alleviate the sufferings of her wounded crew.
He then returned home, bearing the