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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address delivered by Governor Z. B. Vance, of North Carolina, before the Southern Historical Society, at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, August 18th. 1875. (search)
passenger arrangements were cut away, she could carry with ease eight hundred bales of cotton and a double supply of coal. As cotton was worth in Liverpool then about fifty cents in gold, the facilities for purchasing abroad whatever we desired are apparent. Before the port of Wilmington fell this good vessel had successfully, and without accident, made eleven trips to Nassau, Bermuda, and Halifax through the Federal fleet, often coming through in open day. Captain Thomas Crossan, Captain Julius Guthrie, North Carolinians, and Captain Wylie, a Scotchman, were her successive commanders. By reason of the abstraction or destruction of the Adjutant-General's record, as before remarked, I am unable to give an exact manifest of her several inward cargoes, but the following will give an idea of them Large quantities of machinery supplies, sixty thousand pairs of hand cards, ten thousand grain scythes, two hundred barrels blue-stone for the wheat growers, leather and shoes for two hundred