Mr. Gosselin to Lieutenant Campbell.


Sir.: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of yesterday.

[323] I have also the honor to inform you that in consequence *of the letter addressed by you to me, in which you tell me that you shall be ready to depart upon the arrival of your coal, and which letter I transmitted to his excellency, the government of His Majesty the Emperor has just ordered me to detain you within the basin until further orders, and that you can only leave this port when I shall receive new orders to that effect. The same orders have been given to the commander of the Galilee.

Accept, sir, the assurance of my distinguished consideration.

Le commissaire de l’inscription,


M. Campbell,
First Lieutenantj Commanding the Rappahannock.