capsized in the confusion of the fight by the panic- stricken wretches.
The schooner has been claimed by an agent of the British Consul here, under a flag of truce, but has been sent North by Flag Officer McKeon for adjudication.
You will find the points of the claim for rendition, or for subsequent indemnity, set forth at length in a late issue of the Advertiser and Register, of this city, as I suppose that so desirable a journal is on your exchange list.
Another schooner, the "Jessie Richards," loaded with cotton, grounded in running out of the harbor at night, and being in range of the blockaders next morning, was burned by her crew to prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy.
The crew escaped to shore in their boats.
The schooner "Clara" arrived safely from Havana in this port a few days before.
Another schooner, the "Leone," accomplished no less a feat than running the blockade with a valuable cargo.
A passenger by this schooner relates an incident of the