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The Daily Dispatch: April 12, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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d by the Floridians on the occasion is worthy of all commendation. At about eight o'clock two boats bearing white flags were seen coming up the bay.--Messengers were at once dispatched to the Bluff to stop any boats that might comedown. Anson Hancock, Mayor pro tem., selected R G. Porter, James A. Miller, and T. Benezet, as a committee to act with him in holding communization with the boats. Upon consultation, it was determined that the committee should place themselves in a conspicuous boat came up to the "ways," and the officer announced himself as Lieut. Abbott, sent by his commander, Captain Stallwegger, of the blockading vessel, and desired to communicate with some of the principal citizens, S. B. then pointed out to him Mr. Hancock, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Porter. He then said that he had been sent by his captain, who was anxious as far as possible to assuage the horrors of war, to inquire if the town would capitulate, they having been informed that the place was evacuated