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Doc. 38. the Sumter's cruise. Letter from Captain Semmes. C. S. Steamer Sumter, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, July 26, 1861. sir: Having captured a schooner of light draught, which, with her cargo, I estimate to be worth some $25,000, and being denied the privilege of leaving her at this port until she could be adjudicated, I have resolved to despatch her to New Orleans with a prize crew, with the hope that she may be able to elude the vigilance of tile blockading squadron, and run into some one of the shoal passes to the westward of the Mississippi — as Barrataria, Berwick's Bay, &c. In great haste I avail myself of this opportunity to send you my first despatch since leaving New Orleans. I can do no more, for want of time, than merely enumerate events. We ran the blockade of Passe l'outre (by the Brooklyn) on the 30th of June, the Brooklyn giving us chase. On the morning of the 3d I doubled Cape Antonio, the western extremity of Cuba, and on the same day captured of