be even named.
I sent Capt. Von Donop
, of the Jason
, to look after the interests of our shipping, and to the efficiency of the blockading ships, in several ports.
He mentions numerous cases of ships, barks, and brigs, escaping the cruisers.
I learn that while a large American frigate — fully as formidable as the St. George
, apparently — was under steam off Charleston
, a complete flotilla of small ocean traders and coasters continued to pass into the city, and out again, either regardless of, or insensible to, the presence of war ships.
The numerous facts establishing the perfect inefficiency of the men-of-war, in regard to the stopping of commercial intercourse with ports before which they have appeared, could be elaborated to a great length.
But even now, [the admiral, permit your correspondent to say, is writing about the 2d of June,] St. Marks
, an important port, is not at all cut off from maritime trade, as one of my fleet saw all sorts of vessels enter and depart from it, without being impeded.
was thronged with craft until a few days since, and four other ports are stated to be open to-day.
A regular steamer communication is constantly kept up between Savannah
, an important harbor in the State of Georgia
, and some other ports.--N. Y. Times
, July 25, 1861.