such arguments is not worth much in the face of the fact that in 1871 a commission was appointed by England and the United States to settle what were known as the Alabama claims, but which included the vessels captured by all the Confederate cruisers fitted out in England.
The result of that Commission was that Great Britain paid as abashed, for a moment, as he afterward told me, with all his assurance.
But summoning courage, he spoke to them about as follows: Ladies!
The Captain of the Alabama has heard of your distress, and sent me on board to calm your fears, by assuring you that you have fallen into the hands of Southern gentlemen, under whose protec2-pounders, weight of projectile, 128
2 11-inch pivot-guns, weight of projectile, 272
1 30-pounder rifle, weight of projectile, 30
7 guns, 430
6 long 32-pounders, 192
1 rifled 100-pounder, (Blakeley） 100
1 8-inch shell-gun, 68
8 guns, 360
In speed the Kearsarge had somewh