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After making this haul, the Massachusetts towed the prizes to the Brooklyn, when the four named were placed in charge of Lieut. Solden, and nineteen U. S. sailors as a prize crew, with orders to take them to Tortugas — The captains and men all refused to aid in the navigation of the prizes, and Lieut. Selden, left to his own resources of sailorship, made a sad mess of it in trying to get to Tortugas, and after a great deal of blundering and casting about turned up quite unexpectedly off Cedar Keys, which is about 300 miles from his destination. Here the vessels were becalmed within sight of the land. The Floridians, of which there happened to be an encampment in the vicinity, soon descried the becalmed fleet, and having been annoyed by the piratical craft of the enemy, determined to look into the matter.--The steamer Madison, plying upon the Suwanee river, was therefore engaged for the occasion, and being armed with two small pieces, and manned by sixty Florida volunteers, proceed