eavy head swells immediately after leaving the trade winds, and being in rather short supply of coal, he shaped his course for Nassau, arriving there May 6th.
From Nassau he proceeded to Havana.
At the time of Page's arrival at Havana, the war was practically at an end. In a few days he learned of General Lee's surrender, and soon after of the capture of Mr. Davis.
Manifestly he could not venture upon offensive operation.
The small amount of funds he took from Ferrol was exhausted.
Major Helen, the Confederate agent, could do nothing for him in that way. The position was perplexing and quite exceptional.
As a last resource, negotiations were opened with the Cuban authorities for the surrender of the ship to them if they would advance money necessary to pay off the crew.
When it was known through a resident merchant that the Captain-General was willing to make the necessary advance and take the ship, Carter was sent to state the requirements and get the money, and his brief