o protect passengers, subject only to the risk of capture within the territorial limit asserted by the United States.
I trust that my circumspection in this matter has not been without avail, and that, having sought the protection of the British flag, in good faith, and with an innocent purpose, I may speedily realize it through the offices of your Lordship. I have the honor to renew my respects.Your obedient servant, Edward A. Pollard.
III. On Board Steamer Greyhound, At Sea, May 14, 1864. Lord Lyons, Envoy Extraordinary, &c., for Her Britannic Majesty, near Washington, United States: My Lord:
I am now held as prisoner on board the British steamer Greyhound, which is claimed as a prize by the United States steamship Connecticut, and is ordered, as I am informed, to the port of Boston, where proceedings will be taken for her condemnation.
The circumstances under which the Greyhound was captured are peculiar, and involve a question of the most obvious interest and gr