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emaining to me; the waist-boats having been torn to pieces. Some twenty minutes after my furnace-fires had been extinguished, and when the ship was on the point of settling, every man, in obedience to a previous order which had been given the crew, jumped overboard, and endeavored to save himself. There was no appearance of any boat coming to me from the enemy, until after my ship went down. Fortunately, however, the steamyacht Deerhound, owned by a gentleman of Lancashire, England —Mr. John Lancaster—who was himself on board, steamed up in the midst of my drowning men, and rescued a number of both officers and men from the water. I was fortunate enough myself thus to escape to the shelter of the neutral flag, together with about forty others, all told. About this time, the Kearsarge sent one, and then, tardily, another boat. Accompanying, you will find lists of the killed and wounded, and of those who were picked up by the Deerhound; the remainder, there is reason to hope, were
tripped to fight; and one of them, with a sailor's devotedness, insisted on seeing his Captain, who was then lying in Mr. Lancaster's cabin, in a very exhausted state, as he had been intrusted by Captain Semmes with the ship's papers, and to no one stand in need of; and it appears further, to her Majesty's Government, that, under all the circumstances of the case, Mr. Lancaster was not under any obligation to deliver to the captain of the Kearsarge the officers and men whom he had rescued from, and did all in his power to have me tried by a military commission, in time of peace, because I did not insist upon Mr. Lancaster's delivering me up to Captain Winslow! Will any one believe that this is the same Mr. Welles who approved of Captainto the cover of a neutral flag; which, as before remarked, was the same thing as if I had swum to neutral territory. Mr. Lancaster could no more have thrust me back into the sea, or handed me over to the Kearsarge, than could the keeper of the Need
things, that he was not a gentleman! Poor Mr. Lancaster, to have thy gentility questioned by so courrency to malicious falsehoods concerning Mr. Lancaster, as truths. Paid spies in England reporteand stealings had had something to do with Mr. Lancaster's generous conduct. The whole American wanacks for $150 apiece. But to return to Mr. Lancaster, and the gross assault that was made upon be entitled to a place in your columns. John Lancaster. Mark how a plain tale shall put hileman, to Mr. Seward'scharges against both Mr. Lancaster and myself. Mr. Adams having complained tmmissioner at the Court of London, thanked Mr. Lancaster for his humane and generous conduct in thely, your obedient servant, J. M. Mason. John Lancaster, Esq., Hindley Hall, Wigan. Subsequess passed a joint resolution of thanks to Mr. Lancaster, a copy of which it requested the Secretar the Confederacy, which speedily followed, Mr. Lancaster probably never received a copy of this res[10 more...]