--A Bermuda letter, published in the Halifax
papers, of the 11 inst., complains of the visit of Admiral Wilkes
to that port with three United States
war vessels, as follows:
arrived on the 25th of September, direct from New York in four days, and remained in port about five days in defiance of the Queen
's proclamation allowing only twenty-four hours stay."
In conclusion, the letter says:
"It would seem that Wilkes
had a double object in coming to Bermuda
To insult the authorities, for he must have known what a defenceless state we were in; and 21.
To capture or destroy the vessels in port--six steamers that are engaged, either directly or indirectly, in the trade with the Rebel
ports — and to destroy all the powder, of which there is said to be a large quantity stored on one of the small Islands in Castle Harbor.
and one of his steamers has gone out of sight from the land, but the other one having coaled and repaired, is cruising outside of St. George
Complaints are also made that British vessels are occasionally brought to by Union guns while entering the harbour of St. George