ed, but to end in disaster.
The Living Age was then under command of Captain Holmes, and in all twenty-three persons were on board.
They were captain and wife, three mates, and eighteen men and boys before the mast.
This crew were American, English, a few Swedes, and one Italian, and are described as an excellent set of sailors.
The cook was French.
The northeast monsoon was a favoring wind, but the weather conditions and dense fog gave no opportunity for taking observations.
Only th a steamer loomed up, and she shortly after came to anchor near the shore, lowering her largest boat, the officer of which on hearing my story directed our boat to go aboard, while he went ashore for the remainder.
The steamer was the Shanghai (English) from Manila, Captain Munroe, and in a short time we all stood without effects on a friendly deck.
Thence they proceeded to Hong Kong.
For the rescue Captain Munroe received from President Fillmore a gold chronometer.
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