elles, Secretary of the Navy :
sir: I have the honor to enclose the articles of capitulation agreed upon at the surrender of the forts at the Inlet of Hatteras, North Carolina.
If the Department have any orders, I should be pleased to receive them at New York.
Respectfully, your obedient servant, S. H. Stringham, Flag-ofilot; light airs from south and east, with a ground swell.
Tuesday, 27th--Light airs from south and east, with a heavy ground swell.
At half-past 9, A. M., Cape Hatteras light in sight, rounded the shoals off Hatteras, and at five P. M. anchored at the southward of the cape — the squadron in company.
Hoisted out the surf-boatsof the blockading squadron had left in the cordon which had been drawn upon the seaward side of Secessia.
Hatteras Inlet is something like eighteen miles from Cape Hatteras, and to the southward thereof.
It is a narrow gap, with a very intricate channel, through the sand beach which is a sort of natural outwork of the coast of No