Loss of a large Number of guns to the United States.
--A Paris correspondent of the New York Times
A sad accident has happened to a ship load of guns Colonel Schuyler
had lately started to the United States
A cargo of thirteen thousand muskets were put on board the Bremen
and New York steamer the other day at Bremen
, and this steamer, on its way to Southampton
, was disabled, and had to go into the port of Hull, England
The Government at Washington
knew, of course, that the guns were on board the Bremen
boat, and, since they were already behind time, were anxiously awaiting their arrival.
, therefore, asked of the English Government
the right of transit, in sealed boxes, across the English
territory, so as to arrive in time to take the City of Washington
, at Liverpool
But the English Government
refused not only the right of transit, but they refused also the privilege of landing the guns even for transshipment in an English port, and finally refused to have them carried by the city of Washington
, because for this trip she was to become a mail boat.