as hard as she was able.
We could not raise steam sufficient to overtake her, as our furnaces were full of hard coal, and they were built for soft.
We had the painful mortification of her getting away from he, but the satisfaction of burning two prizes that night, which I am sure she must have seen, as she was but ten miles off. Our men behaved exceedingly well, and seemed anxious for the fight.
The Yankee did not return our fire.
I have just returned from the funeral of Assistant Paymaster J. J. Lynch, who died three days ago of consumption.
Our Passed Assistant Surgeon, J. D. Grafton, was drowned on the South American coast by the upsetting of a boat, while going ashore.
Our reception here was all that could be desired.
To-day, for the first time, the Confederate flag was saluted by a foreign nation.
We heard that the military authorities wished us to salute; our agent wrote to the Governor, saying that we would salute if it would be returned.