ext day, the 6th, I captured the barks West Wind, and Louisa Kilham, and the brig Naiad, all owned in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
I sent them, also, to Cienfuegos.
On the same day, I ran into that port, myself, reported my captures to the authorities, and asked leave for them to remain, until they could be adjudicated.
The Government took them in charge, until the Home Government should give directions concerning them.
I coaled ship, and sailed, again, on the 7th.
On the 17th I arrived at the Island of Curacoa, without having fallen in with any of the enemy's ships.
I coaled again, here—having had some little difficulty with the Governor, about entering—and sailed on the 24th.
On the morning of the 25th, I captured, off Laguayra, the schooner Abby Bradford, which is the vessel, by which I send this despatch.
I do not deem it prudent to speak, here, of my future movements, lest my despatch should fall into the hands of the enemy.
We are all well, and doing a pr
of the blockading squadron, of the enemy, and run into some one of the shoal passes, to the westward of the mouth of the Mississippi, as Barrataria, or Berwick's Bay.
In great haste, I avail myself of this opportunity to send you my first despatch, since leaving New Orleans.
I can do no more, for want of time, than barely enumerate, without describing events.
We ran the blockade of Pass à L'Outre, by the Brooklyn, on the 30th of June, that ship giving us chase.
On the morning of the 3d of July, I doubled Cape Antonio, the western extremity of Cuba, and, on the same day, captured, off the Isle of Pines, the American ship, Golden Rocket, belonging to parties in Bangor, in Maine.
She. was a fine ship of 600 tons, and worth between thirty and forty thousand dollars. I burned her. On the next day, the 4th, I captured the brigantines Cuba and Machias, both of Maine, also.
They were laden with sugars.
I sent them to Cienfuegos, Cuba.
On the 5th of July, I captured the brigs Ben. Du