Another vessel Afloat.
The London Shipping List
gives a very circumstantial account of the sailing of the iron-clad Japan
, and of her receiving her armament in a sort of creek or estuary on the French
It further represents her to have changed her name to Virginia
, her flag to that of the Confederate States
, and her destination the American
seems to be a great friend of our's. He has vessels built and then gives them to us. --The Yankees
will have to declare war against him!
If the account of this vessel given by the Shipping List
be correct, the Confederate States
have a powerful addition to their navy.
will not be so very eager in pursuit of her!
We shall probably soon hear of the doings of this new recruit to our cause on the sea.
The successful sailing and arming of the Japan
will spur up the Yankees
to renewed efforts to convict the Alexandria
of sympathy with the "audacious rebellion." --The poor Emperor
will never be allowed to build another vessel, we fear!
will close all the ship-yards against him.