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The Daily Dispatch: November 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], The
Slidell and Mason outrage. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Incidents of the capture of
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Incidents of the capture of Messrs. Mason and Slidell. Speaking of the incidents that transpired when the arrests were made, the Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Press writes: When about forty miles off Matanzas, in the old Bahama channel, the Trent hove in sight, and the two vessels were soon within hailing distance. Commodore Wilkes sent a shot across the bows of the Trent. To this no attention was paid, when another was directed near the bow. This brought the steamer to Lieut. Fairfax, to whom both of the Confederate passengers were personally known, was sent on board the boat, supported with two more boats, filled with marines. Lieut. Fairfax went on deck and called for Messrs. Slidell and Mason, who soon appeared. Lieut. Fairfax politely informed them of the objects of his mission and asked them to go on board his boat. To this they objected, Mason remarking that they had paid their passage to Europe, to the British Consul at Havana (who acts as ag