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justify interference. Commissioners will
nish evidence in case of Lairds' gunboat
gunboat, and collector's answer. Also, note
32-pounders and three large swivel-guns. 90 ...... do ........ July 12 Lairds' gunboat, (now called No. 290,) is un
der command of Captain Butcher, a Bri-
communicated imperfect information
and reprisal for suppression of piracy.
slight repairs. Consul at Liverpool has made representations to the collector in regard to the “290,” which were rejected on account of informality. Mr. Adams has asked legal advice respecting expediency of another form of procedure against the vessel, suggested by Lord Russell. Has fully informed Captain Craven, and advised him to attempt to intercept the vessel on
her way out. 93 | Mr. Dudley to July 18 Inclosing letter from Collector Edwards in 1 Mr. Seward,
reference to the "290,” stating government |
No | From whom and
deems evidence insufficient, and declin-
against the “290," on account of the hos-
lector decide to stop her.
tional affidavits of members of crew of
illegality of fitting out of the “290.” Has
23d instant respecting gunboat “290.”
customs, who, in the absence of instruc-
to the gunboat. :
had left port. Believe she has gone to
From whom and
information of departure of the “290," and
has communicated same to commissioners
swain of the “290.” Has heard nothing
tion to stop her sailing.
24th, in regard to the “290," and has re
ferred them to law officers of the Crown. Memorandum | July 31 | Pursuant to treasury order of to-day, telefrom foreign
grams were sent to collectors at Liverpool
and Cork to seize the “290." Similar tele-
or clearance, which collector says were
of the “290." The Tuscarora left South-
which the use of Nassau by the rebels and the fitting out of gunboats Oreto and 66 290" were discussed. In reference to the latter Lord Russell stated that a sudden illness of the Queen's advocate had delayed the decision until after the vessel had left. Orders would be given to detain her at Nassau if she went there. Mr. Adams thinks, (but did not say,) that she had been advised of proceedings on foot against her, hence her sudden departure. He expressed satisfaction that a decision had been reached against the vessel. Lord Russell had no information concerning detention
of Oreto at Nassau. 101 | Mr. Dudley to | Aug.' 1. Inclosing additional correspondence between Mr. Seward.
Mr. Squarey and the secretary of the board of customs, in reference to the “290;" also slip from Daily Post about Oreto and the 6290.” Has sent copies of all papers to Mr. Adams. The "290" put in at Holyhead and left next morning. Tuscarora
put in at Queenstown yesterday p. m. Do........ Aug. 6 | The “290” has gone north. Report of her
being off Giant's Causeway probably untrue. Captain Bullock, who sailed in her, has returned. Statement that she is within 300 miles getting her armament is unlikely. Statements of Barnett, who shipped her crew, indicate an intention to run blockade.
1862 203 Mr. Adams to Aug. 17 | Reports correspondence with Captain Cra 38 Mr. Seward.
ven up to 6th instant. Latter sailing up
tion at Gibraltar. 105 | Mr. Dudley to Aug. 8 | Many rumors are afloat about the “ 290," but | 39 Mr. Seward.
not reliable. Incloses a shipping note in
which she is called the “Enrica,
lish or Irish coast, and that fifty men are
Adams and Captain Craven.
together with cannon and munitions of
him that her Majesty's government had
States for the present. 113 | Mr. Dudley to | Aug. 20 The Bahama will undoubtedly meet the 41 Mr. Seward.
"290" with her men and armament. The
retary of Navy. Expresses regret at es
cape of the “290.”
“290," (now called Alabama,) under Cap-
forty hands were shipped at Terceira. 125 ....... do ....... Sept. 5 The Bahama took to the Alabama four Sa . 43
vannah pilots. The men who returned
sau. Her difficulty will be to keep sup
plied with coal.
R. Mallory to James H. North, showing