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of the 7th of October, the United States manof-war Wachusett, Captain Collins, ran into the Florida, intending to sink her, and very seriousther was put in a sweat-box for eighteen nights, because, said Captain Collins, He was seen talking, and when his master-at-arms came up, he crew were put ashore penniless, on the Island of St. Thomas, after Collins had promised to restore their money which had been taken from theming that the money-chest of the Florida had been opened, called on Collins to restore several hundred dollars, private funds, belonging to tht of Lieutenant Porter.) Upon the demand of Brazil, the act of Collins, commander of the Wachusett, was disavowed, and on the 20th of Decfessor Soley, of the United States navy, discussing the conduct of Collins, has said: The capture of the Florida was as gross and deliberate could have added that in the judgment of contemporaneous history, Collins' act was a cowardly one, and his treatment of the prisoners was br