Cruising in search of privateers.
--The steam gunboat Iroquois
returned to this port this morning, from a cruise for privateers.
The revenue cutter Jackson
, has also returned to port, from a cruise in the Gulf
, in search of privateers.
She has not seen any of the pirates.
On the 16th instant, forty miles south of Cape Henry
, she discovered a wreck on shore, and saw one hundred or one hundred and fifty men around it; sent in a flag of truce, but they would not communicate.
The men were armed with muskets, and the only reply they made was ‘"Come ashore."’ After the return of the flag of truce, the Jackson
threw several shot and shell among the mention shore, which dispersed the, but no force could be landed, on account of the high surf.
On the 19th instant, between Capes Henry
, the Jackson
spoke the United States
.--N. Y. Post.