Case Laid Before Tribunal Arbitration at Geneva Volume 3

Case Laid Before Tribunal Arbitration at Geneva Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...and took me, the two mates, and the steward, off to the ship. When we got ou board the stranger we were put into irons, and remained ou deck. Wo found some tcu or twelve prisoners; they were all in irons. Another boat was sent from the stranger and fetched the captain and passengers, and they were brought on board, but they were not put iu irons. Our mates were put into irons at first, but they were afterward taken off. About one hour after wo came on board the stranger we saw our ship was on fire, and I also noticed that the stranger was flying the southern colors, and that the American colors she had been flying when she hailed us had been hauled dowu, and about this time I had heard that the stranger was the Florida. When the fire had got a good hold of the Henrietta, the Florida steamed away and then lay-to for the night. On the following morning we got up steam and steamed down toward our vessel, which we passed; sho was then nearly burnt down to the waters edge. After cruising about wo saw a strange sail, and made for her. She was au English vessel bound, I think, for Liverpool. One of the officers of the Florida hailed her, and asked her master if he could take any passenger; he said yes, but ho would want a barrel of bread and a barrel of beef to be put on board first for every one taken. We then steamed off and about 8 or 9 o'clock in the morning we saw another sail, and in about two or three hours we came up with her. She was hailed, and turned out to be an American ship called tho Oneida, bound to New York from Shanghai with tea. The Florida was flying the American colors. The Oneida was ordered to lie-to, and a boat was sent off from the Florida to tho Oneida with an armed crew. We were on deck and could see what took place. When the...show more

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  • Paperback | 582 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,025g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657446X
  • 9781236574466