d disposed of its Yankee war, and they had never been taught, by the display of a proper Federal naval force, to respect the United States.
The British residents of Bahia did all in their power to make Semmes' stay pleasant, congratulating themselves that the commerce of the United States was being rapidly driven from the ocean, and this although Bahia derived its chief importance from its trade with that country.
While the Alabama was in Bahia, the Confederate steamer Georgia, Commander William L. Maury commanding, anchored in the port, much increasing the respect of the Governor for the Southern Confederacy; although the latter was somewhat afraid of trouble with the Emperor, who was believed to favor the Federal Government.
He accordingly requested Semmes to leave as soon as possible.
This request Semmes politely ignored; amusing himself with traveling about the country, and perfecting plans with the commanding officer of the Georgia for the destruction of United States commer