dear Sir:--I am requested by Secretary Mallory to indite you a few lines soliciting your acceptance of a commission, commanding in the Confederate Navy of America; your pay to go on from the late of secession of your native State, (South Carolina.) Your high capabilities and qualifications as a seaman and navigator, and knowledge in angles, &c., &c., and associations of your honorable family, proclaim you to be a man of honor, consequently adhering to the great fundamental law of nature — home first, the cause of your own hearth-side before that of strangers. But worse than all, these strangers have waged war against us, and you are abiding with them — thus endorsing their acts; can you wantonly abandon your country, by forming an alliance with a Northern lady? * * * * Here you are offered rank, honor, station, and everlasting employ; whilst the cold-hearted Northerners will even refuse you, (employ.) Answer in haste; and if you need funds to almost any amount, fail not to let me know. I will have you supplied by Southern friends at Portland. In haste, yours truly,
The Argus states that Captain Moses is a relative of Senator Benjamin.--N. Y Evening Post, May 18.Mr. Mallory to distinctly understand that I hold no conference with traitors. The banner stamped upon this slip of paper is my adoration; it has real beauty; God bless it now and forever; and curses upon him who tramples upon it in the absence of manliness to protect it. I am and have been since last October the husband of a Saco lady. * * * * * I was born il South Carolina, but, thank God, left it in my childhood days with all my family. I will take employ here before the mast, in preference to your highest encomiums. As a gentleman, I was in duty bound to reply to your letter; let it be your last to me. The American Flag — long may she wave
O'er the land of the free and the traitor's grave.
C. Lee Moses, A Northern-made Sailor and Unionist.