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The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrival of the French corvette Lavoisier. (search)
n and officers of the French corvette Lavoisier were expected to arrive in our city yesterday afternoon, drew a large crowd of our citizens to the levee. At about 5 o'clock the steam tug Watson, Capt. Sturdivant, on which the French officers were expected, was seen coming up the river, and when abreast of the C. S. receiving ship McRae, received a salute of five guns. The tug landed at the foot of St. Joseph street, whither the crowd flocked to see the officers. It seems that John. M. Bach, Esq., our well known fellow-citizen had gone down in the tug to escort up the officers, and on his coming ashore, the crowd mistaking him for the commander of the French vessel, cheered him lustily. The tug only brought up Capt. Ribourt and Lieut. G. Berteloot, of the French corvette, who were received by Count Mejan, the French Consul who had a carriage in waiting, and drove them to his house. We learn that these officers will remain a day or two with us, and will have an opport