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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 IIavana 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, 1 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 communicated; 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
port relative to Slave
of the French Consul
90. Lieutenant-Colonel Rigby to Sir Aug. 28 Extraordinary conduct C. Wood.
91. Lieutenant-Colonel Rigby to the Nov. 26 Capture of Formosa EsChief Secretary to the Bombay
92. Lord J. Russell to Lieutenant- May 20 Approves his conduct as
reported in despatches
of August 28 and No-
June 7 To inquire relative to
the fate of certain
4 French have resumed
Slave Trade at Comoro
July 10 Slave Trade between
Zanzibar and Persian
July 26 Refusal of Sultan of Zan
zibar to prevent trans
port of slaves in his
5 Abduction of Makololo
Africans by Said bin
5 Sayyid Saood
pointed Governor of
5 Sultan of Zanzibar not
replied to Foreign Of
fice letter respecting
105. Sir A. Magenis to Lord J. Russell. Feb. 16
Note from M. d'Avila
relating to Slave Trade
on East Coast of Africa 698
131. Sir A. Buchanan to Lord J. Mar. 20 Measures taken for pu Russell.
nishment of persons
April 6 Spanish
will employ larger
137. Lord J. Russell to Mr. Edwardes. July 19 How Spanish Govern
178. Consul-General Crawford to Lord April 1 New Decree issued for
prevention of Slave