Doc. 32.-capture of the “Maria Teresa.”
Commodore Du Pont's despatch.
flag-ship Wabash, Port Royal Harbor, S. C., Tuesday, May 13, 1862.sir: I have the honor to report the capture, on the tenth, of the schooner Maria Teresa by the United States gunboat Unadilla. She was formerly pilot-boat No. Ten. Lieut. Commanding Collins sent her to New-York for adjudication. I send by United States steamer Massachusetts the master and crew of the schooner Flash, which vessel was captured by the Restless, and sent to New-York for adjudication. The crew had abandoned the schooner, and were escaping to the mainland with the papers, when taken by the boats of the Onward. I forward by the Massachusetts the papers, directing them to the United States Prize Commissioners, New-York. I also send by the same steamer five of the crew of the schooner Gen. C. C. Pinckney, captured by the Ottawa, on the sixth inst.; also five of the crew of the schooner Albert, captured by the Huron, together with two passengers who were on board at the time. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,