isplayed a suspiciously new British ensign, which told the whole story — she had no name on her stern.
She proved to be the Emma, (or, as some of the crew call her, the Onward, that being the name they shipped under,) that ran the blockade at Apalachicola in November last.
She had been to Havana and taken a cargo of cotton and other stores, in value, according to the invoice found on board, twelve thousand dollars. The captain denied all knowledge of the intentions of the owners.
He and the crew, he said, were shipped for St. John's, N. B. Some correspondence was found, sufficient to condemn her; one paper was a telegraphic despatch stating the blockade was open and the coast clear at Apalachicola.
This was at the time she slipped out. The Connecticut took possession of her as a prize.
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