ittle 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 pretty fair business, in mercantile parlance, having made nine captures in twenty-six days.
The Bradford reached the coast of Louisiana, in due time, but approaching too near to the principal passes of the Mississippi, against which I had warned her, she was re-captured, by one of the enemy's steamers, and my prize crew were made prisoners, but soon afterward released, though they did not rejoin me. I am thus particular, in giving the reader an account of these, my first transactions, for the purpose of showing him, that I made every effort to avoid the necessity of destroying my prizes, at sea; and that I only resorted t