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hearts are those which can love the deepest.-Transfer of men and

the Court to be executed, namely: That said S. J., seaman, be hanged

at the fore yard-arm of the Saint Mary's, on Thursday, the 17th day

of September, 1846, between the hours of 10 A. M. and meridian.-

The yellow flag.—The Author preaches on board the Saint Mary's the

Sunday on which the order is read.–Visit to this unfortunate man.-

Sympathy awakened by his very proper demeanor and personal ap-

pearance.-State of Jackson's mind.-The Author's second visit to the

prisoner.—Third interview.-Indications in the fleet all declare that

Jackson will not be reprieved or pardoned, though the sympathies of all

seem to be with him.-Morning of the appointed execution.-A boat

from the St. Mary's sent for the Author.–Fifth and last interview.-

Conversations of the prisoner with the Chaplain.-Five bells strike.-

Six bells, and the summons yet delays.The First Lieutenant an-

nounces the hour arrived to the prisoner.—The Captain of the St. Ma-

ry's reads the death warrant.-Jackson's address to his shipmates.—A

weeping crew.-Scenes of the deck.-Will he be reprieved, or not?-

Signal from the Flag-ship.—Report of a cannon. -The unfortunate

man swings at the yard-arm.--The burial on the Island of Salmedina.

--His grave, at his own request, is unmarked and level with the turf.

-And there he lies, the poor sailor boy, whose name is unknown to

most ; on the ship's books it reads Samuel Jackson.-Varieties. The

grog ration should be abolished by Congress. The Flag Ship.- The

BROAD PENNANT.—Commodore Perry and the red Pennant, . 251


ALVARADO.--Second Expedition.-Its beginning, midst, and ending.–

The pervading feeling in the fleet after the first expedition to Alvarado.

-The reputation of the Navy at stake in the second.—The second ex-

pedition resolved upon.-Preparations.—Order of the Comman-

der-in-chief accompanying Diagram.—Evolutions of the boats of

the fleet in practicing, presenting a gala day.—The stilly Sab-

bath succeeding these preparations.—Individuals of the crew make

their wills.-An affectionate brother and his two little sisters.-

Deep feeling and daring purpose among the officers of the fleet.

-Their last letters.—An officer, who asked from the Government,

if he fell, only an appointment for his son at West-Point.—Brave

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Expedition to TABASCO, from the Home Squadron, under command of

Commodore Perry.--Fleet sails along the coast.--A prize ship taken
off the Alvarado.-The Fleet reaches the mouth of the Tabasco.-
Crosses the bar.—The McLean grounds there, as at Alvarado.-Hopes
that she may leave her bones on the bar.-The Fleet surprises and
captures two steamers, already firing up to escape.—The little Fleet
advances up the river, the schooners being towed by the steamers.-
Anchors off Tabasco.-Deputation sent on shore to demand a surren-
der of the town. :-The demand rejected with spirit.-Forces are landed.
-Lieutenant Winslow skirmishing with the enemy.—The force re-
called.—Bombardment of the town by the shipping.–Foreign Consuls
send a flag of truce and ask a cessation of the bombardment.—Lieut.
Parker's prize vessel grounding.–The Mexicans fire upon him.-A
skirmish ensues.--Lieut. Charles W. Morris sent to Lieut. Parker's
relief.—Lieut. Morris falls. The Fleet re-opens its fire on the town.-
Successive arrivals at Anton Lizardo of the prize vessels taken at Ta-
basco, bearing the news of the success of the expedition.— The Mis-
sissippi, in company with the smaller vessels of the little fleet, return
to the anchorage of the Cumberland.-Cheered as they came in by the
crews of the Cumberland and Raritan.-Return cheers.--A drawback
in the exciting influence of this, by the critical state of Lieut. Morris.
-He is transferred to the Cumberland.-In two hours, a change for
the worse occurs, and soon after the Lieutenant dies.-Commodore
Perry.-The Lieutenant's burial.-Expedition to Tampico.—Prepara-

The Cumberland homeward bound.-Transfer of the officers and crew

of the Cumberland to the Raritan—the Raritan's to the Cumberland.

New-York first day of May occurring on the first of December.—Dis-

appointment of the Cumberland's officers.—The Author works a suc-

cessful traverse for returning in the Cumberland. The Red Pennant

arrives from Tampico.–Midnight before the morn of the Cumberland's

sailing.—Adieus among the officers.— The Cumberland getting under

way.-Salute.-Home, Sweet Home. Farewell view of Orizava.-

Reflections.-CAPTAIN GREGORY.—The Cumberland off Havana.-A

look into the city-El Moro, etc.—A sail spoken.-The U. S. ship

Boston, on Harbor Island, a total loss.-Anecdote, “the lucky year.”—

Passage through the Florida Keys.—A horse-mackerel taken. The

beautiful Dolphin-one taken--dead-dying.–The Sea-Serpent.— The

double-headed shot-keys.--Christmas Eve.--Christmas Night.-A snuff

of the troubled elements off Hatteras.—The ship in a blow.--Arrival

and anchorage of the Cumberland in Hampton Roads. The passing

steamer.—The frigate Cumberland at rest in her native waters twenty-

three days after her sailing from Anton Lizardo.—The Author, with

Captain Gregory, lands by the barge at Norfolk.— The pleasure of

once more standing on one's native soil.–First Sunday on shore.— The

Author preaches at Norfolk.--Associations.—A tearful eye, and beau-


:-“ Leaves of absence.”—The Author leaves Norfolk for his home

at the North.-Reaches his kindred in New York, with no Mexican

slug-holes in his boots.--Meets his boy, and rests AT HOME, . 339

The Frigate Cumberland ceases to be the Flag Ship of the Home-Squad-

ron.—The story of the Gulf Squadron continued.-Scene—the Brig
Somers making signals.-The Flag Ship.—Burning of the Creole, a
Mexican schooner, at anchor under the Castle.—The loss of the
Somers by capsizing and sinking.–Preparations against the city
of Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan de Ullua.-Navy ever
ready to act when it has a chance.--Disembarkation of the Amer-
ican Army on the enemy's coast, near Vera Cruz.-Commodore
Conner's dispatch to the Department.--Comparison between the
landing of the American forces and the disembarkation of the French


armament against Algiers.--"Order is the first law, of nature,”
and the orders under which the American forces were
fully landed.-Commodore Conner relieved by Commodore Perry.
The investment of Vera Cruz and the bombarding of the city.

The action of the forces interrupted by a Norther.—The navy battery handsomely does its part.-Captain J. R. Vinton falls.-- Jack works his guns well.—The bombardment at night, a scene of interest.-A parley sounded from the walls at midnight.-Not understood. The bombardment continued.-Another partey sounded at day-break by a bugler, on the walls of the city.--A conference asked. The city of Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan de Ullua surrendered to the American arms.-Capture of ALVARADO.—The ships employed in conjunction with a land force under General Quitman-Arrival of the steamer Scourge, Lieut. Hunter Commanding, at the station of the Squadron.-Ordered to blockade Alvarado.--Arrival off the mouth of the river.–Fires on the fort.-A flag of truce displayed on shore.The dashing and gallant move of the Lieutenant Commanding.--A FARCE---serio-comical.--Prelude.-Act first, scene first.--Correspondence between Lieut. Hunter and the Mexican Authorities.--Act second, scene second.—Commodore Perry's dispatch.-Act third, scene third. -Court Martial charges specifications defence-sentence.Act fourth, scene fourth.-Lieut. Hunter appointed to a new command, and sent to the Mediterranean.-Capture of Tuxpan.--Truxton's guns recovered from the Mexicans.-Commodore Perry's dispatches.--Capt. Samuel L. Breese's report.- The U.S. Ship St. Mary's.--Second attack on TABASCO, and capture of the city.-A squadron of formidable names. -Commodore Perry's Report to the Department.--List of officers engaged in the expedition, and the number of men from each ship.—The Frigate Raritan, with the original crew of the Cumberland, homeward-bound.—CAPT. Edson.—MIDSHIPMAN STORER.–LIEUT. JAMES L. PARKER.—Providence stronger than the conqueror death.—The American Fleet have accomplished ALL that the Mexican coast and the circumstances of the Mexican Republic would allow.—The story of the Broad Pennant therefore properly concluded at this point. The possession of Vera Cruz and its Castle, places the destiny of the Mexican Republic at the WILL of the power which has planted its national flag there.—The American Army en route from Vera Cruz to Mexico.Conclusion,


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