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The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Departure of Messrs. Mason the Slidell — their arrival in Havana — how they reached Cuba, etc. (search)
mature deliberation selected the staunch and swift little steamer Theodora, which was, therefore, got ready for sea with all dispatch. The preparations having been completed, they embarked a little before midnight, on Friday, Oct. 11th. The party of passengers who were starting on this very unusual and somewhat hazardous trip, consisted of the following persons: Hon. J. M. Mason, of Virginia; Mr. MacFarlane, Secretary to Mr. Mason; Hon. John Slidell of Louisiana, Mrs. Slidell, Miss Mathilde Slidell, Miss Rosine Slidell; Mr. Eustis, (Secretary to Mr. Slidell,) Mrs. Eustis, who is a daughter of Mr. Corcoran, the Washington banker, now in Fort Lafayette; Col. Le Mat, of Louisiana, the inventor of the grape-shot revolver, and two or three other gentlemen, whom it will be best, for the present, not to name. The night was pitch dark, and about midnight a light rain began falling, which rendered the chances of being detected by the blockaders exceedingly slim. At one o'clock