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1 Mr. Adams to Earl Russell.... Feb. 18, 1862 Representation that the Oreto is being

prepared at Liverpool as a cruiser. 2 Foreiga office to treasury Feb. 19, 1862 Copy of No. 1 for immediate inquiry

and proceedings 3 Earl Russell to Mr. Adams .... Feb. 19, 1862 / Acknowledging receipt of No. 1, which

has been communicated to the prop

er department. 4 Treasury to foreign office Feb. 24, 1862 Report from customs. Vessel said to

be for Italian government. 5 Earl Russell to Mr. Adams....

Feb. 26. 1862 Forwarding copy of No. 4, 6 Earl Russell to Sir J. Hudson... Feb. 26, 1062 To ascertain if Oreto is intended for

Italian government.
7 Sir J. Hudson to Earl Russell.. Mar. 1, 1862 Italian government know nothing of

Oreto.
Ý Mr. Adams to Earl Russell.... Mar. 25, 1862 Further representation. Complaints

of blockade-running:
9 Foreign office to treasury Mar. 26, 1862 The vessel to be vigilantly watched,

and detained if illegally armed. 10 Earl Russell to Mr. Allams.... Mar. 27, 1262 Reply to representations in No.B. En.

listment of British subjects in the

United States. 11 Sir J. Hudson to Earl Russell.. Mar. 25, 1862 Italian government know nothing of

Oreto. 12 Foreign office to treasury ..... April 7, 1862 What further report has been received

from customs?
13. Treasury to foreign office, April 8, 1862 Vessel sailed ou 220 of March, having

cleared for Palermo and Jamaica in
ballast. No armament or goods on

board.
14 Earl Russell to Mr. Adams. April 8, 1862 Forwarding copy of No. 13...
15 Treasury tu foreign ottice May 9, 1062 Report from customis. Declaration

made by the owner that he is a na.

tive of Palermo. 16. Admiralty to foreign office. June 10, 1362 Arrival of Oreto at Nassau 17 Colonial office to foreigu office. July 31, 1862 | Seizure at Nassau. Report of Gov.

ernor Bayley. 18 Earl Russell to Mr. Stuart .... Aug. 2, 1862 Explanation afforded to United States 1

Government of proceedings taken

in regard to the vessel. 19 Foreign office to colonial office Aug. 2, 1862 Vessel should be detained until in.

structions can be given as to what

further process should be instituted. 5) Admiralty to foreign office.... Aug. 4, 1862 Seizure at Nassau. Report from Vice

Admiral Sir A. Milne. 21 Foreign office to admiralty.... Ang 9, 1862 Captain Hickley should be secured

against damages. 22 Law-officers to foreign office

Opinion as to proceedings at Nassau.. 23 Foreign ottice to colonial office Aug. 14, 1862 Copy of No. 22. As to sending cus.

toms ofticer as a witness to Nassan. 34 Foreign office to treasury Aug. 14, 1262 Copy of No. 22. Proposal to send cus

toms officer to Nassau. 25 Treasury to foreign office ..... Aug. 20, 1862 Suggest that customs officer should

see law officers, 26 Foreign office to treasury Aug. 20, 1862, Law officers requested to appoint an

interview. 27 Foreign office to law officers.. Aug. 20, 1862 | To appoint an interview 2 Treasury to foreign office Aug. 26, 1262 Customs suggest that the pilot would

be the best witness. 29 Earl Riigsel] to Mr. Adams Aug. 29, 1802 Forwarding copy of No. 28. 30 Earl Russell to Mr. Stuart Aug. 30, 1862

do 31, Queen's advocate to foreign Sept. 3, 1062 As to interview with witness,

ofbce, 32 Foreigd office to Queen's ad. Sept. 3, 1862 Doubtful if of any use to send out a 1 vocate

witness. Report from customs. 33 Qneen's advocate to foreign Sept. 3, 1862 Law-officers consider it unnecessary oftice.

to send out witness. Remarks on

customs report. 34 Foreign office to treasnry Sept. 4, 1862. Copy of No. 33 for observations 35 Admiralty to foreigo ottice.... Sept. 15, 1-02 Release of Oreto. Goverument costs

amount to £145. *36 i (XVI) Colonial office to foreign Sept. 16, 1862 Report from Governor Bayley. Deothee.

cree of vice-admiralty court. 37

The acting governor of the Sept. 5,1-71 General report of proceedings at Nas.

Baluamas to the earl ot Kiu
berley:

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Page. Page. 38 Treasury to foreign office Sept. 17, 1862 Report from customs with observa.

306

tions as to proceedings at Liverpool. 39 Mr. Stuart to Earl Russell Sept. 24, 1862 Oreto has run into Mobile. Dismissal 73 306

of Commander Preble for allowing

it. 40 Colonial office to foreign office. Oct. 30, 1862 Departure of Oreto from Nassan...

308 41 Lord Lyons to Earl Russell ...! Feb. 24, 1863 Vessel converted into the Florida. 75 308

Escape from Mobile. Arrival at
Nassau, January 26, 1863. Com
plaints by United States consul of

undue partiality shown to her there. 42 Foreign office to colonial office. Mar. 17, 1863 Forwarding copy of No. 41

76 310 43 Colonial office to foreign office. Mar. 26, 1863 No report as yet received from Gov. 76 310

ernor Bayley. 44 Lord Lyons to Earl Russell ... Mar. 30, 1863 Further correspondence as to recep- 76

310

tion of Florida at Nassan. 45 Colonial office to foreign office. June 9, 1863 Reply of Governor Bayley as to al 78 312

leged undue partiality toward Flor.

ida at Nassau. 46 Earl Russell to Lord Lyons ... June 13, 1863 Reply to complaints of t'nited States 81 315

Government. 47 Colonial office to foreign office. April 11, 1865 Proceedings at Nassau. Charge of

316 illegal enlistment made by consul

against Captain Maffit. 48 .do

Mar. 23, 1863 Arrival of Florida at Barbadoes, Feb. 91 325

ruary 24, 1863. 49 .do

Mar. 31, 1863 Correspondence between Governor 91 326

and Admiral Wilkes as to coaling. 50 Law officers to foreign office April 18, 1863 Opinion as to proceedings at Barbadoes. 96 330 51 Foreign office to colonial office. April 25, 1863 Forwarding copy of No. 50

96 331 52 Lord Lyons to Earl Russell April 17, 1863 Complaint of United States Govern. 97 332

ment as to coaling at Barbadoes. 53 Foreign office to colonial office. May 2, 1863 Forwarding copy of No. 52. Regula- 98 333

lations should be adhered to. 54 Colonial office to foreign office May 15, 1863 Observations on law-officers' report...

98 333 ...do May 15, 1863 Answer to No. 53. Refer to No. 54.

99 335 56 Foreign office to law-officers May 19, 1863 Forwarding Nos. 52 and 34 for opinion. 100 57 Law-otticers to foreign office June 8, 1863 Further opinion as to coaling

100 58 Foreign office to colonial office. June 12, 1863 Forwarding copy of No. 57. Restric. 101 336

tions as to coaling appear to be rea

sonable. 39 Colonial office to foreign office. June 25, 1263 Proposed instrnctions to governor of 101 337

Barbadoes and governors of other

West Indian colonies as to coaling. Foreign office to colonial office. July 7, 1863 Concur in proposed instrnctions. 103 338 61 Earl Russell to Lord Lyons July 9, 1863 Forwarding copies of Nos. 39 and 60 103 339 62 Admiralty to foreign oilice. July 15, 1863 Prize taken by Florida burnt, and 103

drifted ashore at Barbadors. 63 Governor Rawson to the Earl Sept. 8, 1871 Visit of Florida to Barbadoes in 1863. 104 340 of Kimberley.

Destruction of Lapwing. 64 Consul Lennon-Hunt to Earl May 1,1863 Prisoners landed at l'ernambuco

341 Russell. 65 Consul Lennon-Hunt to Earl May 13, 1863' Arrival of Florida at Pernambuco, 106 342 Russell

May 66 Lord Lyons to Earl Russell ... Aug. 7, 1863 Mr. Seward's complaint of salute to 106 342

Florida. 67 War office to foreign oflice.... Sept. 4,1863 Arrival at Bermuda, July 16. As to 107 343

salute there. 68 Foreign office to war office .... Sept. 9, 1863 Agree that salute should not have 108 344

been offered. 69 Colonial office to foreign office. Sept. 11, 1863 Coaling and repairs at Bermuda. Coal 108 345

refused from government stores. 70 Foreign office to colonial office Sept. 16, 1863 Approval of governor's proceedings .. 111 71 Colonial office to foreign office. Sept. 24, 1863 Explanation of governor as to salute,

60

105

348

112 348 Florida regarded as a commissioned ship of war under tenor of instruc

tions with regard to Sunter, 72 Foreign office to colonial office. Sept. 28, 1863 Answer to No. 71. Forwarding copies 113 350

of Nos, 67 and 68. 73 Consul Sir A. Perrier to Earl Aug. 26, 1863 Arrival of Florida at Brest. Allowed 113 Russell

to repair. Destruction of Anglo.

Saxon. 74 Mr. Grey to Earl Russell...... Sept. 11, 1863 Florida at Brest. Treated as a ship 114

of war by French government. 75 Foreign office to home office..

Sept. 23, 1863 Part of crew of Florida arrived at 115 352

Cardiff. To consult law-ofticers as

to prosecuting 76 Home office to foreign office..., Oct. 1,1863 Evidence will be collected for prose- 115

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Page. Page. *77 (xvn) Law-officers to home of. Oct. 20, 1863 Opinion on case submitted to them as 116 333 fice.

to the prosecution of the crew of

Florida.
78' Earl Russell to Mr. Grey..... Oct. 14, 1863 Observations on nnfriendly conduct 126 364

of confederate governinent in ob-
taining vessels for war purposes

from England.
79 i Consul Rainals to Earl Gran. , Sept. 22, 1871 Proceedings of Florida at Brest, 1863 126 365
ville,

and 1864. Admitted to goverument

dock-yard. Change of crew. so Consul Lawless to Earl Russell. April 26, 1964 Arrival of Florida at Martinigne... 131 370 81 .do

May 9, 1864 Proceedings and departure of Florida. 131 371 82 Colonial office to foreign office. June 15, 1861 Arrival of Florida at Bermuda. Offi- 132

371 cer landed. .do

Aug. 9, 1664 | Florida permitted to coal and repair 132 372

at Berinuda. Return to Bermuda.

Request for more coal refused. 84 Mr. Adams to Earl Russell.... Aug. 19, 1864 Complaining of reception of Florida 134 374

at Bermuda. 65 Foreign office to law-officers... Aug. 22, 1864 For opinion on Mr. Adams's complaint. 135 375 86 Earl Rnssell to Mr. Adams.. Aug. 22, 1864 Acknowledging his note of August 19 135 376 7 Law-officers to foreign office... Aug, 29, 1864 Answer to be returned to Mr. Adams. 135 375 88 Earl Russell to Mr. Adams Sept. 5, 1864 Answer to complaint respecting Flor- 136 376

ida at Bermuda. Praiseworthy con.

duct of authorities. 89 Acting Consul Barnes to Earl Oct. 13, 1864 Seizure of Florida at Bahia by United 136 376 Russell

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States steamer Wachusett.
90 Acting Consul Morgan to Earl Oct. 22, 1864 Correspondence between United

137 377 Russell.

States minister and Brazilian gov.

ernment as to seizure of the Florida. 91 Admiralty to foreign office .... Nov. 7, 1864 Report from naval agent of Magdale- 142 382

na on seizure of Florida at Bahia. 92 Earl Russell to Mr. Burnley... Nov. 10, 1864 To report on seizure of Florida by 144 384

Wachusett. 93 Lord Lyons to Earl Russell Nov. 29, 1864 Florida run into off Fortress Monroe 145 383

and sunk. do

Dec. 2, 1864 Mr. Seward's account of the seizure of 145 385

the Florida. 95 Consul Archibald to Earl Rus. Dec. 2, 1864 Petition of merchants at Bahia to 148 388 sell.

chamber of commerce at New York. 96 Lord Lyons to Earl Russell Dec. 13, 1864 Proceedings in southern congress re- 149 390

specting seizure of Florida. do

Dec. 23, 1864 Secret instructions of commander of 150 390

Florida. do

Jan. 2, 1865 Correspondence between United 152 392

States and Brazilian governments.
Mr. Seward disavows proceedings

of commander of Wachusett.
9 Mr. Stward to Mr Adams..... Mar. 17, 1863' Complaint as to aid and sympathy 156 397

given to contederates at Nansau.
Vessels alleged to be sent to Havana
to be fitted out as cruisers. State-

ments of consul.
100 Earl Rn sell to Mr. Adams...May 3, 1865 Reply to consul's statements. Ru. 157 397

mors unfounded. Comments on the
consul's correspordence, with Gov.

empor Bayley.
Annex

Papers respecting the registry of the 159 399

Oreto.

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