Charleston, S. C., and started for England.
Those in the party were Matthew F. Maury, John R. Hamilton, Captain Littlepage, Dan Trigg, H. H. Marmaduke and Captain James North. Captain Bullock was to command one of monitors and Captain North the other.
The party were beached at Eleuthera Island for two days. Then a wrecking vesCaptain North the other.
The party were beached at Eleuthera Island for two days. Then a wrecking vessel came to their relief and towed their ship to Nassau.
They arrived in England in August.
The agents of the United States government in England found out the intentions of the Confederates in regard to the Laird monitors and reported the matter to Secretary Seward.
The latter filed a protest through Minister Adams, and Englaf the matter.
Upon this Secretary Seward notified the British and the French governments that if the Lairds were allowed to deliver the two boats to Bullock and North, the United States would consider it an act of war on the part of Great Britain, and, if Bravay Brothers bought them and delivered them, an act of war on the part