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to a steamer and the schooner hauled off — a costly prize, for twelve bodies of slain Hessians have since drifted ashore, and doubtless many drifted to sea, or were carried off by their comrades. The bodies were of those who jumped or fell overboard when shot, or were dead in the boat which was capsized in the confusion of the fight by the panic- stricken wretches. The schooner has been claimed by an agent of the British Consul here, under a flag of truce, but has been sent North by Flag Officer McKeon for adjudication. You will find the points of the claim for rendition, or for subsequent indemnity, set forth at length in a late issue of the Advertiser and Register, of this city, as I suppose that so desirable a journal is on your exchange list. Another schooner, the "Jessie Richards," loaded with cotton, grounded in running out of the harbor at night, and being in range of the blockaders next morning, was burned by her crew to prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy.