ransom for them. I should undoubtedly have been with them now if illness had not prevented my so doing. I am very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,
Daniel W. Glenney, Acting Master, Commanding. Lieutenant commander Thomas O. Selfridge, Commanding U. S. S. Vindicator and Fifth District.P. S.—The thirteen boxes of tobacco which I captured I shall send to Cairo by the dispatch boat.
U. S. S. Rattler, September 6, 1864.Sir,—In my dispatch to you of the 5th inst., I gave an account of the capture of a number of men by the enemy, under the command of one Colonel Isaac F. Harrison. Yesterday I proceeded to the camp of the enemy, had an interview with the commanding officer, and procured release on their parole of honor not to bear arms against the Confederate authorities until properly exchanged. I am, very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,
Daniel W. Glenney, Acting Master, Commanding. Lieutenant commander Thomas O. Selfridge, Commanding U. S. S. Vindicator and Fifth District.P. S.—I would respectfully mention that three Colt's navy revolvers and seventeen Enfield rifles were captured. Respectfully,
U. S. S. Vindicator, Fifth District, September 1, 1864Sir—Your surprise at the capture of the Rattler's men will not be greater than mine upon Captain Glenney presenting himself to me last evening. Surprised as much at the intelligence of the affair as that he should leave his vessel without permission and come down to me. Some weeks ago Captain Glenney went out back of St. Joseph, with a party from the Benton, and narrowly escaped capture. When I learned of it I told him positively that I wished him to confine himself to the vessel, and not to send parties ashore. It would seem to me a plan laid to entrap him, the story of the negroes that there were to be officers at Mr. James' house that