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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 7: the Trent affair. (search)
n of the British steamer Trent, and capture of Mason and Slidell. One of the first orders issueditish flag. Two of these gentlemen were Messrs. Mason and Slidell, formerly members of the U. S.racter and mission of the Commissioners; but Mr. Mason being recognized, a part of the armed crew w ordered from the boat and went on board. Messrs. Mason and Slidell were then requested to go on btenant addressing Mr. Slidell, and afterward Mr. Mason, repeated that his orders were to take them,h orders he must execute. Mr. Slidell and Mr. Mason, in reply, protested, in the presence of the, Your obedient servants, John Slidell, J. M. Mason, George Eustis, J. E. Mcfarland. Captain the capture of the rebel commissioners. Messrs. Mason and Slidell have been conspicuous in the cok exceptions to the seizure of the persons of Mason and Slidell, for, on the 10th December, the Miew all these facts and was aiding and abetting Mason and Slidell in any treasonable acts against th[18 more...]