north, longitude 153, captured the American whaler Abigail, of New Bedford, which was burned.
We took her crew of thirty-five men on board.
Went up as far as Ghifinski and Tausk Bays, but could not enter for ice from fifteen to thirty feet thick.
June 10 and 12 twelve of the Abigail's crew enlisted.
June 14 we went out of Okhotsk Sea, through Amphitrite Straits. June 16 two more men enlisted, and on same evening entered Bering Sea, through the Aletuian Islands, going north towards Captain Navarin.
June 23, captured whalers William Thompson and Susan Abigail, which left San Francisco in April, and brought papers of April 17, giving correspondence between Generals Grant and Lee and a statement of the surrender of the latter to the former at Appomattox, but they also contained President Davis' proclamation from Danville, Va., stating that the surrender would only cause the prosecution of the war with renewed vigor.
We felt that the South had sustained great reverses, but at no