off during the day, and will proceed to the British Provinces
The British ship Monmouth
, from Liverpool
and the ship General Parkhill
, from the same place, were seen off the bar yesterday and were ordered off, and we understand that the Niagara
had previously sent off three other squarerigged vessels.
During Sunday the Niagara
went well off shore, accompanied by two of the above vessels, and while she was absent the British ship A. and A., Captain Hutchinson
, from Belfast
, stood in from the eastward, when the Niagara
made after her; but the ship, having much the start, was run into shoal water, where the frigate could not well approach her, when the Niagara
put about and proceeded south.
Should the boats of the Niagara
omit to board the A. and A. before morning, she may be got into port with the aid of steam.
The race was anxiously watched from the wharves, and also by a party of gentlemen who were out in the pilot boat Rover
, Captain Evans
They went alongside and spoke the ship.--Charleston Mercury
, May 13.