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x on Sewell's Point, and also considers any operation on Norfolk from here impracticable while the Merrimac is extant.
He says he is responsible to the country for keeping down the Merrimac, and has perfect confidence that he can do it, but cannot spare from here anything except the following:
Victoria--two eight-inch guns and one thirty-two-pound Parrott;
Anacostia, Freeborn, Island Belle--Potomac fleet;
Octoroon--not yet arrived; Fox calls her a regular gunboat of four guns;
Currituck--merchant steamer like the Potomac gunboats, I suppose;
Daylight--merchant steamer like the Potomac gunboats, I suppose; and two regular gunboats — the Chocorua, not yet arrived, and the Penobscot, here — these two carrying each two eleven-inch guns.
He says he can't furnish vessels to attack Yorktown simultaneously, but he thinks what you propose is easily done; that the vessels he mentions are fully adequate to cover a landing, and that, with a landing and an advance from here, Yor