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ifles. The engagement lasted over half an hour, when the enemy ceased firing. Efforts were still made to get the Barrataria off, but without avail. The bow gun was spiked and thrown overboard and the water blown out of the boilers; the Barrataria still stuck fast. Fearing that the vessel might fall into the hands of the enemy, Acting Ensign Perkins got his crew and passengers into boats, and after spiking all the guns, shoved off under a fire of musketry from the concealed enemy. Mr. Gregory, Acting-Master's Mate, who was left behind to set fire to the vessel, then ignited the inflammable matter and shoved off in a small boat. The vessel was soon in flames and shortly afterwards blew up. After being assured of the vessel's destruction, the party made the best of its way back and arrived at South Pass in safety. In the case of the Diana there were six killed and three wounded; in the case of the Barrataria there was only one wounded. Affairs of this kind were very provokin