er crew numbered thirteen, besides four passengers, Captain Moore deemed it prudent to go aboard of her himself as prize-master, taking with him several of the prisoners, and leaving on board the Dixie a crew of four men under command of Lieutenant L. D. Benton, with the remainder of the prisoners.
The privateer being now in latitude 30deg. 88min., longitude 76 deg. 25 min., and with the bark Rowena in her wake, was headed West.
On the 2d of August she made a strange steamer, but managed to enday, the 4th of August, before daylight, a vessel's light was discovered to the eastward, but the Dixie kept shy of her. Shortly after day break a steamer was plainly seen in the same direction.
For awhile she gave chase to the Dixie; but Lieutenant Benton, finding himself off a well known and convenient harbor of our coast, now a port of entry, decided to run in without delay.
The steamer finding her chase ineffectual, hauled off to the Southward.
The subsequent adventures of the gall