--Outrage on the British Flag.
--The Savannah Republican
contains letter from Nassau
, N. P., dated May 20 giving some further particulars of an affair heretofore noticed.
The writer says:
We arrived here last Saturday from England
, in the fine iron steamer Hero
, after an excellent run of eighteen days. Thirty-five miles E. N. E., off Absco light, we were boarded three times by the U. S. steamer Mercedlin
the approached us with the British
ensign flying too soon run up the Stare and Stripes and fled a blacktops.
We at once stopped the engine, when the first officer came aboard, the boat's crew and confirmed to the teeth.
After having looked through all our papers, he Captain
to go with him on board of the Mercedita
; which of course, was claimed.
Be there asked permission any to the Captain
of the Mercedita
, but also that request was not granted.--The officer went on board the Mercedita
and with the 2d Lieutenant
, and once more our papers underwent a thorough scrutiny; they then told us that they had to submit the matter to the captain, and after a long consultation, they returned once more, telling us that we might proceed.
This certainly is in outrage on the British
You recollect that the United States Government threatened England
with war a few months ago, only because British cruisers had boarded vessels that showed the American
colors, in order to ascertain that they were sailing under the lawful flag, but the Washington Government
declared that no foreign man-of-war must stop a vessel showing the Stars and Stripes, thereby giving a free passport to all slavers.
We were detained one and a half hears after the United States
officers had ascertained the legality of our papers.
We also copy the following interesting items from the same letter:
The steamer Wm. Seabrook
arrived here yesterday from Santee river
, bringing us the glad tidings that the Confederates
achieved glorious victories at Williamsburg
, but we regretted much to hear of the loss of the Virginia
is quite a busy place now.
The feeling in England
is entirely in favor of the South
, and on the Continent also popular opinions have greatly changed — almost everybody sees the folly of the attempt to force the South
back into the Union
A Prussian officer of cavalry, who is anxious to join the Southern
army, I learn is on his way to the Confederate States
This officer is a gentleman of high connection, and every inch of him a good and brave soldier.
went to sea on a just Saturday.
I trust she may fall in with the Mercedia.