e ship off, yet not willing to turn her out of port in an incomplete state.
On the 10th of February, Page wrote that the United States frigate, Niagara, Captain Thomas Craven, had arrived, and a few days after the United States ship Sacramnto joined the Niagara, and both vessels anchored at Corunna, about nine miles distance, fret the fact of their conduct was such as I have stated to you Finding that they declined coming out, there was no course for me but to pursue my voyage.
Captain Thomas Craven, who commanded the Niagara, was not the officer who is mentioned in another chapter as the commander of the United States ship Tuscarora, and who had a correspondence with the Governor of Gibraltar in respect to the Confederate ship Sumpter.
Captain Thomas Craven was an elder brother of the latter named officer.
His conduct in making so much parade of a purpose stopped the Stonewall, and the subsequent failure to accept her invitation to come out and engage her was a good deal c