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books and innumerable manuscripts, and on the shelves were formidable looking rows of account books, charts, &c. I may observe of the cabin, as of every part of the Florida, that none of it appears to have been built for ornament — all for use. "You see," said the Captain, pointing to the heaps of papers, letters on files, account books,&c, which literally littered the table, "you see I've no sinecure of it. Since my paymaster died I've had to be my own paymaster.
There's a young man, named Davis, (no relation to our President,) who does paymaster's duty; but he's not yet quite up to the work."
Capt. Maffit forthwith began an animated recital of his careeer and adventures.
He is forty-two years old, and is the oldest officer on board.
All the officers were born in the Confederate States, and most of them were officers in the United States Navy before the outbreak of the war. The oldest of the officers is not more than twenty-three.
The men are more mixed.
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