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ylight discovered seven blockading vessels five near by and two in the offing. One of the former, a small steamer, soon came towards the ship, when Captain Allen and crew had to abandon his vessel and take to the boats, in which they went to Cole's Island. About half-past 7 o'clock A. M., the boats of the squadron boarded the Watson and took possession. Her sails, and other articles that were convenient, were taken and boated to the fleet. During the day Captain Allen left Cole's Island andCole's Island and proceeded to Folly Island beach, where he had a good look out, and where he anxiously watched the operations of the vandals. About midday one of the steamers stood in towards the beach and fired a shell, which fell short about five hundred yards. At half-past 5 o'clock P. M., on Tuesday, after having made the most of their prize, they set fire to her and burned her to the water. Her officers saw the lights of the fleet on the night she stood in shore, and the ship came into the land about a