Semmes, of the Alabama.

We stated a few days since that Mr. Semmes had been arrested by the United States authorities. The charge against him is "violating the usages of war" in that he hoisted the white flag in the fight off Cherbourg, and afterwards refused to surrender himself; and, also, in that he subsequently engaged in acts of war against the United States.

Mr. Semmes made a formal written protest against his arrest, stating that he was with, and was a part of, General Johnston's army when the same was surrendered; that he was paroled to return to his home, and there remain undisturbed by the United States authorities until regularly exchanged; and that this arrest was a violation of the engagement so entered into on the part of the United States Government."

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