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The date of this proceeding, as given by the master of the Azorian, was exactly 14 days after I had visited and stood within the barracoon myself, at which time I feel convinced (as previously reported) that it had not been used for many months. Upon my arrival at Anguilla I found that the Azorian had returned there, and was employed in catching turtle. I sent at once for the master, and with him visited the shore: everything was there according to his written deposition-the wreck burnt to the water's edge, immense quantities of plank, spars, tubs, casks, &c., strewed all over the beach, and the barracoon itself showing evident symptoms of having been lately repaired and inhabited, as plenty of large fresh water casks, cooking-tins half full of food, spoons, mess-kids, empty barrels, and cases of all sorts, were lying about.
There cannot be a doubt that this man's statement is correct; the 600 slaves, he says, were mostly composed of young boys and girls, with very few grown-up people, and all remarkably healthy. The corpse of one negress was found by him on the weather side of the island, the side from whence they embarked; hence he concludes she must have been drowned. I have since discovered that the slaver was an American brig called the Storm King.
I arrived at Havana on the 8th instant, and was there informed by Her Majesty's Consul-General of your expected arrival, but judging that it might be some time before you could be here, and taking into consideration the present sickly state of the place, I have thought it best to proceed in the execution of my orders, especially as the telegraph can reach the south side of Cuba. It is, therefore, my intention to leave to-morrow morning for the Isle of Pines, where I shall despatch a couple of boats to examine the land and cays around. I shall then go to Cienfuegos, St. Jago de Cuba, and Guantanamo, keeping close in-shore, and expect to reach Port Royal about the 2nd or 3rd of next month.
I have, &c.
(Inclosure 2.)—List of Places visited by Her Majesty's ship Barrocouta, between the 14th June and 10th July, 1861.
Inagua.-Orderly and contented; anchored and communicated; no complaints.
Hogsty Reef.-Uninhabited; sighted.
Mariguana.-Quiet and contented; anchored and communicated; no complaints; very few people.
Plana Cays.-Uninhabited; anchored.
Crooked Island.-Quiet and contented; anchored and com. municated; no complaints.
Long Island.-Quiet and contented; hove-to and communicated; no complaints.
Rum Cay.-Quiet and contented; anchored and communicated; no complaints.
Conception.-Uninhabited; skirted the west side.
San Salvador.-Quiet and contented; anchored and communicated; no complaints.
Watling Island.-Quiet and contented; hove-to and communicated; no complaints.
Abaco. Quiet and contented; anchored and communicated; no complaints.
Great Bahama Island.-Too much surf to land; hove-to and communicated with a small schooner.
12. Acting Consul McCoskry to Lord June 5 Treaty with Alake and J. Russell.
Chiefs of Lagos duly
AFRICA (SHERBRO RIVER).
36. Consul-General Hill to Earl Russell Oct. 21 Report of attack by
Spanish gunboat on Liberian schooner Quail 647
91. Lieutenant-Colonel Rigby_to the Nov. 26 | Capture of Formosa Es-
96. Lieutenant-Colonel Rigby to Lord May 4 French have resumed
the fate of certain
Slave Trade at Comoro