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officer of the old navy, of high ability as a seaman, and of an integrity which stood the test under which a less stern character might have given way, was our naval agent at Liverpool.
In his office he disbursed millions, and when there was no one to whom he could be required to render an account, paid out the last shilling in his hands, and confronted poverty without prospect of other reward than that which he might find in a clear conscience.
He contracted with the Messrs.
Laird, of Birkenhead, to buld a strong steam merchant-ship—the same which was afterward christened the Alabama when, in a foreign port, she had received her armament crew.
So much of puerile denunciation has been directed against the builder and the ship, which, in the virulent language of the day, our enemies denominated a pirate, that the case claims at my hands a somewhat extended notice.
The senior Mr. Laird was a member of the British Parliament, and, because of the complaints made by the United Stat