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From Charleston. the Federal fleet off Charleston — Conviction of a mail robber — capture of another prize, &c. Charleston, Oct. 29. --It was reported here on yesterday that a large Federal fleet was off this bar, but the report has not been confirmed. In the Confederate Court, Michael McNamara, charged with embezzling public money and robbing the mails, plead guilty, and was sentenced, on one indictment to three months imprisonment and a fine of one hundred dollars, on the second indictment he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment. The Couriers of this morning announces that an armed Confederate vessel has another prize in a safe harbor, and that the passengers arrived safely in Charleston on yesterday. Among them were Capt. Richard Bartlett, and lady, of the brig Betsy Ames, of Wells, Maine, Michael Teunesy, and six others. The Ames sailed from New York for Cardenas on the 6th of October, and was captured some days ago with an assorted carg
om that port, and the return of the steamer Theodora. The party, consisting of Hon. J. M. Mason, Minister to England; Hon. John Slidell, Minister to France; Mr. McFarland, Secretary of Legation to Mr. Mason; Mr. Eustis, Secretary of Legation to Mr. Slidell; Mrs. Slidell and two daughters, Mrs. Eustis daughter of Mr. Corcoran, the well-known banker of Washington, who is now in Fort Lafayette, Colonel Lamar, and others, left Charleston on the 11th inst. They arrived at Nassau that night, at Cardenas on the 16th, and Havana on the 17th, where they were enthusiastically received. The ladies of Havana presented to the steamer a flag, and the ladies of Matanzas sent a flag to Hampton's Legion. The Theodora returned to the Confederacy with a valuable cargo. She reports that the steamer Keystone State had captured and gone to New York with a Southern steamer loaded with arms and ammunition: Capt. S. J. Short, of the British Navy, has resigned his commission, and arrived in Savann
crisis, remarked that he was aware that most of the Christian public differed with him on the mooted question of future punishments; but he would say that he agreed with them on one point; he wished it to be distinctly understood that he had a hell for all traitors and rebels. Marshal Murray, of New York, has purchased a quantity of articles for the prisoners at Fort Lafayette, in order that they may pass the winter comfortably. The supplies consisted of beds, bedsteads, blankets, armchairs, stores, etc. A Key West letter of the 20th instant, reports the arrival at Cardenas, on the 16th of the steamer Theodora, from Charleston, with the French Consul and his family, and Messrs. Mason and Slidell, Commissioners to France and England. Henry Winter Davis, of Baltimore, has found an opponent for the Federal Congress in W. J. Harhill, Mr. H., in his card, concludes thus:--"The icy hand of death may wrest that independence from me; but the chilly blasts of winter, never."
The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Departure of Messrs. Mason the Slidell — their arrival in Havana — how they reached Cuba, etc. (search)
owever gratifying a sight of New York might have been under other circumstances, the Commissioners determined in this instance to forego the pleasure. The Theodora left Nassau and steamed away towards Cuba. On the 16th inst. she arrived at Cardenas, where the Commissioners landed. The news that a Southern steamer had arrived with Messrs. Mason and Slidell on board, which was telegraphed from Cardenas to Havana, was scarcely credited at the latter place. But when on the 17th inst., the ThCardenas to Havana, was scarcely credited at the latter place. But when on the 17th inst., the Theodora came up the harbor of Havana, displayed the Confederate flag, the quays were immediately thronged with thousands of wondering spectators, and a most cordial and enthusiastic reception was given to the adventurous little craft. The Yankees in Havana were, as a matter of course, much disgruntled at the welcome given the Theodora. But, on the other hand, the ladies of Havana prepared a splendid Confederate flag for the steamer, which was presented to the Captain, with appropriate ceremonie
Late, from Havana. The steamer Columbia arrived at New York from Havana on the 30th ult., with dates to the 25th inst.: The rebel steamer Theodora, formerly the Gordon, Capt. Lockwood, left Havana on the 23d for Charleston. She landed Messrs. Mason and Slidell, the Rebel Commissioners to England and France, at Cardenas, and afterwards went to Havana. Mason and Slidell went overland to Havana, where they were received with the highest consideration by all the officials, from the Captain General down. The Theodora took a large quantity of arms on her return; also, provisions, coffee, &c. Her captain was presented with a silk flag by the Southern ladies at Havana. She took twenty passengers, including Mr. Meade, the late U. S. Minister to Brazil. Mr. Shufeldt, the American Consul General, telegraphed to the commander of the U. S. steam frigate San Jacinto, at Trinidad, on the 24th, to proceed at once to Havana. The British Consul called on the rebel Commission
hich took her prize into Key West, reaches us from Holmes's Hole yesterday, where the brig Manzoni has just arrived from Cardenas. Our news from San Francisco also mentions the arrest of a supposed privateer — the schr. Neva--at that port, by thto the seizure of a British steamer. It appears that the brig Manzoni, Captain Colson, had arrived at that port from Cardenas, Cuba, after a passage of 12 days. She reports a large British steamer having been taken by a United States frigate angence of the seizure of the British steamer, also reports that Capt. Coxeter, of the Jeff. Davis notoriety, was also at Cardenas, in charge of another privateer — a steamer. He (Captain Coxeter) fell in with Captain Hevener, formerly of the Mary E. Thompson, at Cardenas. They recognized each other, and Captain C. told Captain H. to look out or he would be overhauled again. Consular appointment, &c. Washington, Nov. 15. --The following appointments of Consuls have been made:--Geo.
Arrival of Shipwrecked seamen at Savannah. --The steamer Ida brought up to Savannah, Ga., on the afternoon of the 1st inst., from Fort Jackson, under a detachment of the "Blues," several seamen, who were arrested while passing Fort Jackson in a small boat on their way to that city. They were taken to the police quarters for safe keeping. We take the following particulars of a conversation with them from the Republican of the 2d inst.: "Left Cardenas, (Cuba,) for Charleston in the schooner E. Waterman, of Charleston, on the 18th November, with a cargo of medicines, molasses and cigars; had very favorable weather the beginning of the passage.--On the 20th of November, bearing N. by W., about 11 o'clock A. M., came in sight of Cape Gun Key light, so near that the vessel struck bottom; brought the vessel on the other tack, bound seaward. November 22d found the vessel again on the coast of Florida; saw a large steamer which we supposed to be a man-of-war. but it turned out to
The British brig Zephias, Captain Daniels. from Cardenas, for New York, with molasses, was lost in the latter part of December, near Hatteras. The captain and crew,
tain of the rebel steamer Henry Lewis, and William Blakeley, Captain of the rebel schooner A. J. Vien. The prisoners were delivered over to U. S. Marshal Murray, who committed them to the House of Detention. The Supply brings a prize cargo, valued at $60,000, consisting of sugars, molasses, turpentine, and stores, taken from the captured vessels. The Supply boarded Jan. 30, off Florida, British schooner Stephen Hart, of Liverpool. The captain reported being from London, bound to Cardenas, but having no papers to that effect. Capt. Coressi seized and put a prize crew on board, and brought her to this port. Her cargo consisted of arms, ammunition, boots and shoes, clothing and other articles. The Hart was formerly known as the Tamaulipas, and when captured was flying the English colors, although when first seen by the supply she showed the American ensign. The chare was continued six hours. She has successfully run the blockade three times. There were about 2,000 Fed
ids of the rebel Steamers. The New York Herald, of the 11th, says: Our Havana correspondent, waiting on the 6th instant, stated that the rebel steamer Oreto (now named the Florida) had arrived at that port from Nassau, N. P., by way of Cardenas. When at Green Key she mounted her guns. She was permitted to remain in Cardenas to the 31st ult., having a Spanish war vessel on each side of her. She has lost many men by yellow fever and desertion.--Amongst the dead is the son of her commanCardenas to the 31st ult., having a Spanish war vessel on each side of her. She has lost many men by yellow fever and desertion.--Amongst the dead is the son of her commander Jno. N. Maffit. The Florida mounts eight very heavy guns, and carries the iron plates for covering her with armor in her hold. Cap'. Maffit was still ill. Her first officer is — Stribling, formerly of the Sumter. On the 1st Inst. the Florida was ordered to sea from Havana, and steamed out in the milder of a severe storm. The Northern Press on the War. The New York Herald has very little editorially except "puffs" of McClellan, who, it says, is now master of the situation, and ha
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