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The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], A mother and daughter in an Unpleasant Predicament. (search)
ish vessel, the property of a British subject, and had all papers on board at the time of her capture required by the Merchants' Shipping Act of 1854. The papers relating to the transfer have been examined since her capture by an attorney in this city, and have been found legal and correct in every particular. The owner has received the following report of the capture of the vessel: "We were towed over the bar at Smithville by the steam-tug Equator, at six A. M. on Saturday, the 3d of August, and when about twenty miles from the Bar we were fallen in with and brought to by a gun from the U. S. steam frigate Wabash, at four P. M., and boarded by an officer and papers partially examined. The captain and papers were then taken on board the frigate. After a delay of three hours and a half, the captain was informed that his vessel was seized, and a prize crew placed on board of her, retaining the cook and a boy. After some persuasion the captain was allowed to remain on b