n from the Barrancas to Fort Pickens, increase the force by as many men as could be spared from the Navy Yard, and order the Wyandot and the store-ship Supply, Captain Walke, to anchor under the guns of the fort.
Slemmer was soon ready for the movement, but Armstrong failed to perform an essential part of his business in the matemonstrated, but in vain.
That night Captain Berryman sent him some muskets which he had procured, with difficulty, from the Navy Yard, to arm his seamen; and Captain Walke assured him that he would afford him all the aid in his power, in defense of the fort.
On the morning of the 10th, about five hundred troops of Florida and s.
On the 15th they seized the Coast-survey schooner F. W. Dana, and appropriated it to their use.
Slemmer heard of the movement at tile Navy Yard through Commander Walke, who had received instructions from Armstrong to put to sea immediately with the Supply, if the post should be attacked.
Slemmer sent a note at once to the C