Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

RINALDO, Provincetown Harbor, January 1, 1862.

[Lord LYONS, Washington.]

MY LORD: I have the honor to inform your lordship that I left New York on the 30th ultimo and arrived at Provincetown early this morning, and waited until evening when Messrs. Mason and Slidell and companions came on board from an American tug-boat from Boston.

According to your lordship’s instructions I received them without form or ceremony.

Although the barometer is falling considerably I intend putting to sea at once and making the best of my way to Halifax.

I have, &c.,


P. S.–The gentlemen remarked that their only wish was to proceed to Europe.

W. H.

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