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uthor Embarks on board the steamer Melita, for Nassau Sojourn in Nassau New orders from the Navy Dt Oreto, afterward the Florida, had sailed for Nassau, in the Bahamas, and the new ship being built The Melita was to make a bona fide voyage to Nassau, having no intention of running the blockade. It's an ill wind that blows nobody good, and Nassau was a living witness of this old adage. The i I found several Confederate naval officers at Nassau—among others Commander J. N. Maffitt, who had theAlabama. My reply to this letter, dated at Nassau, on the 15th of June, will put the reader in phis new programme. It is as follows:— Nassau, New Providence, June 15, 1862. Sir:—I haved. But there was no European-bound vessel in Nassau, and I was forced to wait. Lieutenant Sinclaized. The Oreto was in court whilst I was in Nassau; the Attorney- General of the colony having liovements of the writer. After long waiting at Nassau, the Bahama, the steamer in which Stribling an[9 more...
rubbish with which Mr. Seward and Mr. Adams had sought to encumber her, we are in a condition to put the ship in commission. I was at last accounts in Liverpool, as the reader will recollect, having just arrived there in the steamer Bahama, from Nassau. The Alabama, then known as the 290, had proceeded, a few days before, to her rendezvous, the island of Terceira, one of the group of the Azores. The name 290 may need a word of explanation. The newspapers of the enemy have falsely charged tha cheered us, as she turned to steam back to the city, and the cheer was answered lustily by our crew. We were a week on the passage from Liverpool to Terceira; our old friend, Captain Tessier, of the Bahama, with whom I had made the passage from Nassau to Liverpool, rendering our time very comfortable. On the morning of the 20th of August, we were on the lookout, at an early hour, for the land, and it was not long before we discovered the island, looking, at first, hazy and indistinct in the d
which was attributable entirely to the lessons he took from some bright eyes, and musical tongues, in the neighboring village of San Roque, only a pleasant canter over into Spain, from Gibraltar. Chapman was, unfortunately, going from London to Nassau, in a blockade runner, while I was returning from the latter place to Liverpool, preparatory to joining the Alabama. It was thus we missed each other; and the Alabama was on the wing so soon afterward, that it was impossible for him to catch her be satisfied with my officers of all grades. I must not forget to introduce to the reader one humble individual of the Alabama's crew. He was my steward, and my household would not be complete without him. When I was making the passage from Nassau to Liverpool, in the Bahama, I noticed a pale, rather delicate, and soft-mannered young man, who was acting as steward on board. He was an obedient, respectful, and attentive major-domo, but, unfortunately, was rather too much addicted to the us
utrages of the Alabama, inasmuch as property rights of the subjects of other nations are involved, and the real character of Semmes and his crew becomes manifest. Some interesting facts are given by Captain Wells in regard to the Alabama, to which, however, we can only make a brief allusion. The officers of the privateer are principally Southern men, but the crew are nearly all English and Irish. They claim that they were shipped by stratagem; that they were told the vessel was going to Nassau, and now they are promised shares in captured property— not only the property taken, but that which is burned, of which Semmes says he keeps an accurate account. The bills are to be paid by the Confederate Government, which Semmes, who enforces discipline only by terrorism, declares will soon achieve its independence. The men suppose they are gaining fortunes—though some of them protest against the cheat which has been practised upon them. The above is a fair specimen of the average in