nd be out of sight of the blockaders when daylight came.
Following the coast up to the northward were the Ten Thousand Islands, Charlotte Harbor, Tampa Bay, Crystal River.
Cedar Keys, Suwanee River, Appalache Bay, St. George's Bay, Appalachicola, St. Andrew's Bay, and a thousand other places of refuge too numerous to mention.
Great difficulties attended this expedition, as the weather was very unfavorable, but the main object was handsomely carried out.
The sloop Helen, of Crystal River,loaded with corn, was burnt, and the boats pushed on for a large schooner on the inside, loaded with cotton and said to contain three hundred bales.
As theyd, the party in the boats returned, after seeing the vessel and cargo totally consumed.
This boat expedition then proceeded to the Chassahowitzka, thence to Crystal River, the Homosassa, the Withlacoochee and the Wakassa — beautiful Indian names, that signified anything rather than the lawless scenes that were carried on in thei