Barbarians of the Sea.
--Incidents like the following do not add to the respect (?) which is now felt for the Lincoln Navy
The Nassau Guardian
The Nova Scotia
brig Thomas Tileston
, which arrived yesterday from Mancanillo, bound to New York, was boarded by an American man-of-war in the Gulf
, when her papers were examined by the Lieutenant
.--The brig had been out some time, having encountered very heavy weather, and being out of provisions, the Captain
asked the Lieutenant
of the man-of-war if he would sell him some.
He replied that he could neither give nor sell any, but he would mention it to his Captain
when he returned on board.
of the brig remarked that a British man-of-war would not suffer him to starve, and reminded him that a British war steamer had recently towed an American vessel to St. Thomas
The American man-of-war left without relieving his wants, and before boarding fired without hoisting her flag.
The brig afterwards fell in with an American merchantman, and hoisted her flag, union down.
The vessels were standing towards each other before the latter perceived that the former was in distress, when she tacked and stood off.