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Report of Capt. Wilkes.why he did not seize the Trent. The following is the report of Capt. Wilkes, assigning his reasons for the arrest of Messrs. Mason and Slidell: U. S. Steamer San Jacinto, At Sea, Nov. 16. Sir: --In my dispatch by Commander Taylor I confined myself to the reports of the movement of this ship, and the facts connected with the capture of Messrs. Mason, Slidell, Eustis, and Macfarland, as I intended to write you particularly relative to the reasons which inMessrs. Mason, Slidell, Eustis, and Macfarland, as I intended to write you particularly relative to the reasons which induced my action in making these prisoners. When I heard at Cienfuegos, on the south side of Cuba, of these Commissioners having landed on the Island of Cuba, and that they were at Havana, and would depart in the English steamer of the 7th of November, I determined to intercept them, and carefully examined all the authorities on international law to which I had access, viz: Kent Wheaton, Vattel, besides various decisions of Sir William Scott, and other judges of the Admiralty Court of Great
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The orders for the arrest of Mason and Slidell. The following is a copy of the orders issued by Captain Wilkes, of the San Jacinto, to Lieut. Fairfax, executive officer of that vessel, for the arrest of Messrs. Mason and Slidell: "U. S. Steamer San Jacinto, At Sea, Nov. 8, 1861. "Sir: You will have the second and Messrs. Mason and Slidell: "U. S. Steamer San Jacinto, At Sea, Nov. 8, 1861. "Sir: You will have the second and third cutters of this ship fully manned and armed, and be, in all respects, prepared to board the steamer Trent, now hove to under our guns. "On boarding her you will demand the papers of the steamer, her clearance from Havana, with the list of passengers and crew. "Should Mr. Mason, Mr. Slidell, Mr. Eustis and Mr. MacfarMr. Mason, Mr. Slidell, Mr. Eustis and Mr. Macfarland be on board, you will make them prisoners, and send them on board this ship immediately, and take possession of her as a prize. "I do not deem it will be necessary to use force — that the prisoners will have the good sense to avoid any necessity for using it; but, if they should, they must be made to understand that it is
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