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justified under the idea of maritime rights which are prevalent among our Eastern neighbors. Of the fifteen pirates who captured the Chesapeake nine are known to be British subjects, and others are probably of the same nation. The Captain, Parker, under whose orders the act was committed, and who pretended to have a commission in the Confederate navy, is an Englishman, named Vernon Locke, well known in the Provinces. The scheme for the capture of the Chesapeake was concocted in the Provinces, and Captain Parker waited for her in a pilot- boat off Halifax, and took command on her arrival. At Shelburne enough of the cargo was disposed of, as has been ascertained, to realize ten tons of coal and $227 in money. The cargo was sold for a mere song — sugars for three or four cents a pound, and other articles in proportion. Pipes of wine were given away. The heads of some of the pipes were knocked in, and the people of Shelburne were allowed to help themselves. They were in hi