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Captain Maffic

This gallant and enterprising officer is a son of the celebrated Methodist preacher and orator, Rev. John Newlin. Moffit. He entered the U. S. navy, we think, about the year 1832, and must be now about 45 years old. He was always considered one of the best officers and most high toned gentlemen of the old service. For some years he was connected with the Coast Survey, and Professor Bache the head of that Department, declared that if Maffin was taken from him be could not supply his place in the whole navy. He is not only a thorough seaman and game to the back house, but a gentleman of superior intellect, a humorist of rare excellence, and of one of the most delightful of compacious. There is no position in his profession which Maffic is not capable of filling with house and destination.

We rejoice to see the hived that the brilliant Confederate captain is playing with Yankee commerce. He has made them bleed already nearly to the tune of ten millions, which we hope will swell to a hundred millions before he has done with them. Like his father before him, he has to deal with some hardened sinners; but he generally manages to bring them to the anxious seat and make them how for mercy. Between the Maffits, father and son, the Devil has had a very uneasy time of it, both on land and water. One of the orator Maffit's finest pulpit efforts was from the text, "Come thou and all thy house into the ark," an invitation which the son extends through the cannon of the Florida to all Yankee wayfarers upon the ocean. We rejoice at the success which has attended his mission, and hope he will continue to press it with irresistible ardency till the ocean is delivered of the most unclean and nefarious of all its reptiles — the Sous of the Pilgrims.

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