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from captain Semmes.

--The editor of Register has been favored with a perusal Capt. Sennas, of the Alabama, to and was permitted to make the following

C. S. Steamer Alabama, Town, Cape of good hope, Aug. 8, 1863.

had no idea when I left New Orleans in the that the war would last over twelve and to ! we are in its third year, and as but faint hopes of its conclusion.

you last from Bahia, in Brazil, by the way England, and directed my letter to you at since which, seeing that the Yankee , had warned you to quit, I have feared letter did not reach you. I hope that you length all safely reached our lines, where I you have found kind friends to welcome

*** I have nothing to add in respect to which would be of much interest to you, busy public doubtless keeps you pretty of any whereabouts and doings.

practically what is meant by "times souls; " but we must not give way. We must school ourselves to these Christian . We must be men and women for our country's sake, and the rest to God.

the internal arrangements of my ship-- life — it is satisfactory. I have some with me as officers, and have had difficulty in the government of my crew. every reason to be satisfied with my the enemy. I believe I have rendered service to my country as I could possibly in any other direction, and the world enough to talk of me and in a friendly and to put a higher estimate upon my labors think they deserve. If I estimate them by which the Yankees bear upon me, they very great.

you an idea of the enthusiasm which Alabama creates everywhere, particularly Englishmen, I enclose you a slip from a published at Cape Town giving a account of our arrival here the other day out excellent President Davis never had than I had in my cabin, from in the morning to three in the after . The ship was packed from stem there was a constant jam in my cabin women — officers and officers' wives, lawyers and their wives and daughters, and Harry besides, all pressing shake hands with me, and to beg my . Was not that a predicament for a to be placed in? Indeed, they nearly will demonstrations of kindness..--

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