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let alone, and that the crew of the General Sherman had been killed for committing piracy and murder. Up to that time the Korean authorities had practically denied all official knowledge of the fate of the General Sherman and her crew. Other Korean delegations visited the squadron, all expressing themselves as thoroughly satisfied with the peaceable character of the expedition, and willing that a survey of their coast and rivers should be made. The ships proceeded up the Fleuve de Sel (Salt River), and on passing some of the forts were fired on by the Korean forces, which numbered about 2,000. The fire was returned, and in about ten minutes the forts were silenced and the enemy driven from them. The fire from the forts was severe, but owing to the ignorance of the native gunners, only one man in the squadron was wounded, and the only damage was a leak in the Monocacy, which was soon repaired. In this encounter the Palos and the Monocacy were engaged, together with several steam-