No. 16.
Admiral Skerrett to Mr. Blount.
No. 123.]

Col. J. H. Blount,
United States Special Commissioner.

Dear Sir: I have learned that the Boston’s battalion consists of 153 men and that of the Mohican’s battalion is 118 men; making a total of 271 men, who can be landed if required.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. S. Skerrett,
Rear Admiral U. S. Navy,
Commanding U. S. Naval Force, Pacific Station