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he sale of their boats and cargoes to the islanders gave them the means of subsistence, until they could communicate with their consul in the neighboring island of Fayal.
We had scarcely gotten through with the operation of landing our prisoners, before the cry of sail ho!
came to us from the mast-head; and we made sail in chas stripes fluttered soon afterward from her peak.
The master being brought on board with his papers, the prize proved to be the schooner Starlight, of Boston, from Fayal, bound to Boston by the way of Flores, for which island she had some passengers, several ladies among the number.
The crew consisted of seven persons—all good Yapparently gone there to roost, as no wind came from them.
Among the papers captured on board the Starlight were a couple of despatches from the Federal Consul at Fayal, to the Sewards-father and son —in which there was the usual amount of stale nonsense about rebel privateers, and pirates.
The weather proved fine, the next mor