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in boats and without arms, to subdue the new and dreadful enemy. Each detachment was directed to report itself to some city officer, and to ask for employment. A detached officer proceeds to explain the object of this sudden intrusion. Capt. Ringgold, of the army, since promoted, and subsequently slain on the battle-field of Palo Alto, who commanded a detachment, rushed up to the intendant, (mayor,) and begged to be put to work. A citizen standing by, at once claimed his assistance to save a sugar refinery then in imminent danger. "Do you hear that!" said Captain Ringgold to his men: "we will go the death for sugar!" This was in allusion to the famous threat of Governor Hamilton, in respect to his importation of that article, before the boxes had arrived, that they "would go to death for the sugar." It may be added, that the detachment instantly repaired to the spot and the refinery was saved. Nor was the good-humored quotation lost on the hundreds who heard it. The Navy