are the names of the vessels destroyed, with their cargoes, which consisted of rice for the city of Charleston: sloop Edisto, one thousand six hundred bushels rice, sunk; schooner Wando, one thousand eight hundred bushels rice; schooner Elizabeth, one thousand eight hundred bushels rice, sunk; schooner Theodore Stoney, two thousand five hundred bushels rice.
The schooner Theodore Stoney was a fine craft of fifty-four tons, but could not be got out, as there was a battery of three guns near her anchorage.
She was consequently burned.
Their respective crews were all foreigners and negroes, and, not having room enough in the boat to bring them off, they were set ashore, and allowed to retain their personal effects, except arms.
In closing, I feel it my duty to mention the efficient manner in which my orders were carried out by Acting Master's Mates Henry Eason and J. Walter Mackie, and to call your attention to the same. Edward Conroy, Acting Vol. Lieut. Corn. Corn. J. G. Parrott.