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y were captured or destroyed, but only after a successful career for a shorter or longer period.
Gradually, in the last few months, too many vessels were caught to make the trade profitable; and it was slowly declining, though it did not cease altogether until the blockade was raised.
As for the compensation of those who did the work, it may be interesting to give the schedule of rates of pay, on board a first-class vessel, when the business was at its height.
The figures are given by A. Roberts, one of the most famous of the noms de guerre in the contraband trade of Nassau.
the rates are for a single trip from Nassau to Wilmington and back.
Half the amount was given as a bounty at the beginning of the voyage, and half at its successful completion.
The amounts are as follows: ***
Second and Third Officer150
Crew and firemen (about)50
Besides the money received, officers were able to stow away little cargoes