Parr has agreed to wait and take his chance in the next vessel that goes out.
I hope Captain Lalor may be able to get out, but there seems no principle upon which a right to precedence is ascertained beyond priority, and I am fearful of the result.
I have been so fortunate as to secure a copy of Saturday's Sentinel, but have not yet read the interesting article it contains.
With great esteem, I am, &c., &c., James P. Holcombe.
Letter from Hon. J. P. Holcombe.
Saint George's, March 12th, 1864. Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of State, C. S. A.:
Sir — I avail myself of the earliest opportunity to inform you of the circumstances which have delayed my departure from this port.
The Caledonia crossed the bar at Wilmington about ten o'clock on Tuesday night, the first of March.
With the exception of that night and the succeeding day, we had fine weather, but the speed of the vessel was so much less than had been anticipated that we did not reach this island un