Recapture of a price from the Yankees.
--Some months ago the British schooner Atlantic
, Captain Lazune
, sailed from Bahama
, and having completed the voyage, while lying at Bocca Del Rio
at the mouth of the river, on the 10th of August last, she was captured by the United States
steamer Princess Royal
The mates were removed to the steamer, leaving the captain, and three men on board.
She was then put in charge of a prize master with seven men, and started for New Orleans.
The Bahama Herald,
of the 3d inst., says:
was not, however, to be caught napping even by those exceedingly smart people, who on the 23d captured Nassau
L. succeeded in getting the invincible Yankees
under the influence of liquor, and like a brave and gallant Briton as he is, boldly attacked them, and, notwithstanding the odds, succeeded in putting them all in irons.
He then changed the schooner's coarse for Havana
, where he arrived safe and sound on September. 3d, with the fruits of his splendid victory, seven prisoners, eighteen stand of arms, one flag, &c. He immediately turned the pirates
over to the Spanish
authorities and made his statement to the British Consul
The representatives of both Governments endorsed his course, and dispatches in relation to the affair were forwarded Lord Lyons on the 6th instant.--The wildest excitement existed in Havana
on the arrival of the schooner, and men of all nations united in their praises of the noble bravery of Captain
L, who thus so adroitly turned the tables on these would be monarchs of the seas.