he west end of Jamaica, and were the greater part of another day, in coasting the island up to Port Royal.
We had shown first one, and then another neutral flag to several neutral ships that we had p made the Plum Point lighthouse, at half-past 4 P. M., and were off the mouth of the harbor of Port Royal just as the evening began to deepen into twilight.
We hoisted the French flag, and firing a ge English flag-ship, immediately upon anchoring, and the news spread like wildfire through all Port Royal, that the Alabama had arrived, with the officers and crew of a Federal gunboat which she had sss of tropical vegetation.
The sea was in plain sight to the eastward of us, and Kingston and Port Royal lay, as it were, at our feet.
With the aid of a fine telescope which my friend had mounted i shipmates on board the Alabama. This was the only violation of neutrality I was guilty of, in Port Royal—chasing, and capturing a neutral craft, in neutral waters.
My excuse was, the same that Wilke