r such different circumstances.
On the same night I slept in that great Babel, London.
I remained in this city during the month of May, enjoying in a high degree, ahe family itself will if I intrude upon its privacy—if I mention before leaving London, one of those old English households, immortalized by the inimitable pen of Wasonor to inform you of my arrival here, on the
8th inst., in twenty days from London.
I found here Lieutenants Maffitt and Sinclair, and have received your letter aying up of the ship, which the reader has already seen.]
Upon my arrival in London, I found that the Oreto had been dispatched, some weeks before, to this place; ship; but I did not feel at liberty to interfere with your orders.
While in London, I ascertained that a number of steamers were being prepared to run the blockad fortunate that I made this arrangement, as many of my officers still remain in London, and I shall return thither in time to take most of them with me to the Alabama