Determined to escape.
--A more determined and successfully carried out plan to escape from the tyranny of the North
is hard to find than that of Capt. O. F. Rue
, of the schooner J. M. Taylor
, and Capt. Sallyer
, of the schooner Francis Burnett
These vessels were laid up in New York harbor, and the captains being Southern men (from North Carolina
) were anxious to get home to their families.--Accordingly on Sunday night the captain of the Taylor
embarked in a yawl boat with three of his crew, and taking on board Capt. Sallyer
, proceeded down to Staten Island
, where they were taken in tow by a schooner and carried to Cape.
May. Thence they crossed to Cape Henlopen
and hauled their boat seven miles to the next inland water, proceeded south as far as that would carry them, and then disembarked and dragged the yawl five miles further, until they reached the water between the mainland and the islands which skirt the coast of Maryland
and the Eastern
shore of Virginia
Down this they made their way to Chincoteague inlet, whence they emerged into the Atlantic
and finally landed in Lynhaven, where their boat was carried three miles farther and launched into the Eastern
branch of the Elizabeth River
.--They arrived here on Friday evening, having suffered occasionally for want of provisions and water.
says that the excitement in New York is calming down, and the enlistments were confined to those who had nothing else before them but starvation.
He saw a company of men without coats or shoes who were to be sent South, but the men were more anxious to go where they could get something to eat than to fight.--Norfolk Herald.