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r, Earl Russell entertained the complaint of the United States Minister in London, that the confederate States were importing contraband of war from the island of Nassau, directed inquiry into the matter, and obtained a report from the authorities of the island denying the allegations, which report was inclosed to Mr. Adams, and received by him as satisfactory evidence to dissipate suspicion naturally thrown upon the authorities of Nassau by that unwarrantable act. So, too, when the confederate government purchased in Great Britain, as a neutral country, (and with strict observance both of the law of nations and the municipal law of Great Britain,) vesselsmportunate demands of the United States, made an ineffectual attempt to seize one vessel, and did actually seize and detain another which touched at the island of Nassau. on her way to a confederate port, and subjected her to an unfounded prosecution at the very time when cargoes of munitions of war were being openly shipped from
they had unfortunately been captured during the night by rebel cavalry, as several hundred were seen on the coast in the morning. At daybreak the United States schooner George Manghan, blockading an inlet near by, came up to the scene of action, and, owing to her light draught of water, was enabled to go close in shore and shell the rebel cavalry and coast-guard. The destroyed vessel proved to be the English steamer Dare, a splendid side-wheel vessel of seven hundred tons, and was from Nassau, bound for Wilmington. Her cargo apparently was not large, and from the facts gathered it is highly probable that some important and distinguished rebel persons were on board, and the only object of the vessel was to get them safe into rebeldom. The Dare was chased a distance of sixty miles. It is possible that some of the unfortunate boat's crew may have been lost, but it is to be hoped that all are alive. The bravery and nobleness of conduct on the part of Acting Master George H. Pe
point, we set our colors, which were greeted with as loud a cheer as ever resounded over the waters of St. Catherine's. When within musket-shot, the two bow-oarsmen take in their oars, and pick up their muskets, ready for the first suspicious movement on board of the would-be blockade-runner. We ran alongside, and jumped on board, with pistol in hand. Four men being on board, our officer inquires: What vessel is this? The sloop Annie Thompson. Where from? Sunbury. Where are you bound? Nassau. Where is she owned? Savannah. You are a prize to the United States bark Fernandina. Boys, set our colors. There, not over one thousand yards, was the village of Sunbury, guarded by a rebel picket of ten men, who witnessed the capture of one of their craft at their very door-sills. Of the four men found on board, two claimed to be passengers and two claimed to be crew; and they state that they were trying to run the blockade on the previous night, but had grounded and were unable