A Palmetto flag at St. John's, N. B.
--The Boston Journal states that on Sunday last considerable excitement was occasioned at St. John
's, New Brunswick, by the display of the Palmetto
flag at the mast-head of the British ship Alliance
, of Liverpool
The Journal says:
The vessel is American built, and belonged formerly to Charleston
S. C. A British register was taken out in order to secure the protection which the insignia of the Palmetto
could not give.
She sailed for Charleston
, but was turned away by the blockade: then tried New York, where some other obstacle interfered; and finally proceeded to St. John
's, where she now lies with a cargo of coal and iron on board.
Under these circumstances it could hardly be expected that the captain (De Forest
) would be in a very satisfactory frames of mind, and this display of the obnoxious flag was intended to irritate the shipmasters and other Americans
at St. John