The surrender of St. Augustine to the Federal.
A gentlemen who passed the Federal
pickets at St Augustine
furnishes the subjected information.
leaving their gunboat outside the her approached the city in a barge, about 40 in number with flight of truce and American ensign flying.
The surrender of the city and the keys of the fort were demanded, with the notice that in the event of refusal the vessels outside would proceed to shell them.
The City Council was immediately convened, and, af or deliberation, the keys were delivered to the Federal
officer in command of the barge.
The Collector of the port, Mr. P. Arnon
, was arrested and kept on board the Wabash
four days, when, giving up the Custom House
books and papers, and disclosing where the appertains of the St. Augustine
light house and the Cape Canaveral
were concealed, he was
John Capo, a pilot of St. Augustine
, was pressed into the Federal
service, on information given them of his vocation and whereabouts, by the traitors, who seem to be by no means few in the Andfent City.
He was used to bring in one of their gunboats, which now lies in the stream opposite the city.
She mounts two guns on each side and a pivot gun — making five in all.
country resident allowed to leave the the city to return to his place without a parts, which was granted upon his taking an oath that should be leave his place, he will take up St. Augustine
as his home; and no citizen is in allowed to leave without swearing that he will return.
On Monday last the Catholic
priest and the Episcopal
minister were notified that unless the Southern Confederacy, they should be sent to fort Lafayette.
Some of the ladies who appeared on the streets wore miniature Confederate, flags in their bosom.
One of them confronted a Federal officer, telling him that though there were no men left in the town who had the spirit or manliness to defy them, there were women who would.
The Federates appeared to know all the movements of our people about St. Augustine
previous to their arrival; and with the information given by traitors, they know of the two companies having left that place but a short time before for New Smyrna; also, where a small schooner that had run the blockade was cou and where the sails could as found.
are in full possession of the St. Johns river
, their gunboats having gone up a for as Palatka
The steamer Darrington
is used by then as a transport.
There were about 3,500 Federal is at Jacksonville
.--They are tearing up the Jackson Railroad and are using the iron rail in the erection of defences of the town against attack.