.--Captain S. G. Sexton
, of Savannah
, pilot of the steamship Florida
, and Mr. William Philips
, pilot of the new steamship Mississippi
, not yet completed, arrived in Macon
from New York, having fled from New York for their lives.
They came by the way of Cincinnati
They report hard times with some of the Southern
was seized and pressed into Government service, and Captain Schenck
offered the alternative of the yard-arm or to retain command of his vessel as a United States
tie took the latter, and is now carrying troops to Annapolis
Commodore Michael Berry
, of the Charleston
, had a narrow escape with his life.
His ship was seized in like manner, and when he refused to go into service, they proceeded summarily to the work of execution; but by good luck lie slipped his neck out of the rope, jumped overboard, was taken up by a steam-tug, and escaped.
A blood-thirsty spirit runs riot in New York, and no man's life is safe who does not shout for Southern invasion and massacre.
Every thing which would float was being seized for the transportation of troops South, and the idea was to wipe us all out in three to six months. Mr. Sexton
brought New York dates to the 24th, and important despatches to the owners of the Savannah
and New York steamship lines.--Appalachicola Times