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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 7: the Trent affair. (search)
Two of these gentlemen were Messrs. Mason and Slidell, formerly members of the U. S. Senate, who wehe boat and went on board. Messrs. Mason and Slidell were then requested to go on board the San Jaorders, the latter said that two gentlemen, Mr. Slidell and Mr. Mason, were known to be on board, aed being present, the lieutenant addressing Mr. Slidell, and afterward Mr. Mason, repeated that his his ship, which orders he must execute. Mr. Slidell and Mr. Mason, in reply, protested, in the ufficient to make resistance fruitless, and Mr. Slidell joining the group, two or more of the armeddgment in the joy of the capture of Mason and Slidell. Even the wisest men in the Cabinet, includiMass. The news of the arrest of Mason and Slidell was received by Congress with great enthusiaske in explanation of the capture of Mason and Slidell only the protest that they were the bearers othat the two Commissioners, Messrs. Mason and Slidell, were far more dangerous to the United States[20 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
g to retain any of the Southern forts by force, and it was in consequence of these representations that the following telegram was sent on January 29, 1861: To Captain James Glynn, commanding the Macedonian; Capt. W. S. Walker, commanding the Brooklyn, or other naval officers in command; and Lieut. A. J. Slemmer, 1st Regt. Artillery, U. S. A., commanding Fort Pickens: In consequence of the assurances received from Mr. Mallory in a telegram of yesterday to Messrs. Bigler, Hunter and Slidell, with a request that it should be laid before the President, that Fort Pickens would not be assaulted, and the offer of such an assurance to the same effect from Col. Chase, for the purpose of avoiding a hostile collision, upon receiving satisfactory assurances from Mr. Mallory and Col. Chase that Fort Pickens will not be attacked, you are instructed not to land the company on board the Brooklyn unless said fort shall be attacked or preparations shall be made to attack it. The provisions ne