states that you had not been permitted to coal, in any of the ports, which you have hitherto visited.
The reader will recollect, that, at the British Island of Trinidad, the question of my being permitted to coal had been submitted to the law officers of the Crown.
The newspaper, at that place, had published a copy of the opiniReceived some newspapers, by the Falcon, from which we learn, that the enemy's cruiser Keystone State, which, when last heard from, was at Barbadoes, had gone to Trinidad, in pursuit of us. At Trinidad, she lost the trail, and, instead of pursuing us to Paramaribo, and Maranham, turned back to the westward.
We learn from the sameTrinidad, she lost the trail, and, instead of pursuing us to Paramaribo, and Maranham, turned back to the westward.
We learn from the same papers, that the enemy's steam-frigate, Powhatan, Lieutenant Porter, with more sagacity, pursued us to Maranham, arriving just one week after our departure.
At a subsequent date, Lieutenant—now Admiral—Porter's official report fell into my hands, and, plotting his track, I found that, on one occasion, we had been within forty mi