ir as that he should leave his vessel without permission and come down to me.
Some weeks ago Captain Glenney went out back of St. Joseph, with a party from the Benton, and narrowly escaped capture.
When I learned of it I told him positively that I wished him to confine himself to the vessel, and not to send parties ashore.
of existing circumstances, his wish could not be granted.
He was kind enough to send me the following message, to-wit: that a rebel deserter was on board of the Benton, who could swear that I had communicated with the enemy and agreed to sell my vessel to them.
God is conscious that I am innocent of anything wrong, and if I havearn that Glenney had much influence over Nellis, who was young and romantic.
I did not know of their intimacy before, or I would have had Glenney brought to the Benton. I ordered him in close arrest when I first came down, and Captain Willets thought he could take care of them.
I forward two letters from Glenney (B and C) tha