he Harvey Birch. James Stewart, Second Officer.
Protest of Captain Nelson.
The following is the protest of Captain W. H. Nelson, master of the Harvey Birch:
I, William Henry Nelson, of the city of New York, in the United States of AmeWilliam Henry Nelson, of the city of New York, in the United States of America, Master Mariner, do solemnly, sincerely, and truly swear that I sailed from the said city of New York, on the 20th day of September last, as master of, and in, the ship Harvey Birch, of New York, a ship owned and registered in New York, in confo register.
Before we lost sight of the ship her masts had gone over the side, and she was burnt to the water's edge. W. H. Nelson.
Sworn before me in the consulate of the United States at London this 22d day of November, 1861.
Captain Nelsot or in any manner to countenance hostilities against such Confederate States till our regular exchange or discharge. W. H. Nelson, Master. Clement F. Stevens, Mate. Francis Stewart, Second Mate. J. B. Blydenburgh, Passenger. Paul F. Hallett, C