to take the place of the Cape light, which has been extinguished, broke from her moorings, and run ashore on Pleasure House beach.
It was discovered by a portion of the Chesapeake Cavalry, who immediately took possession.
They captured seven persons, and, among other things, seven muskets, a quantity of provisions, and three hundred gallons of oil. The following is a list of the prisoners, composing the keeper and guard of the boat: Alex. Ruak, Conrad Fritz, Thomas Segernin, Ed. Smith, Job Thompson, Charles Wise, Richard Miller.
They are now lodged in jail here, having come into town in a decided state of inebriation.
These light-boats are always moored very strongly, and we can therefore imagine how severe this storm must have been to have snapped the ponderous cable.
There is really very little news in town beyond what I have already sent you by telegraph.
The weather has been so bad that I have been unable to look around the city, or to visit any of the numerous camps