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The Privateer Sumpter

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Cor. of the Bosion Traveller. Montrca], Aug. 9. Having secn aovoral Statements coneerning llio idontity ot the prréateer1 Sumpter, and kiiowitg theui to bo incor reet. I have taken a liille tröubl'e to obtaiu a few parliculars about her, wliieh I think will bc of interest to your niany ruidcra. The original name of the steainer was the ColOD, and she was built by VVilliam A. Cactiu, at tha Montreal Mariuo Works, for Pedro Lucasso, Havana. She was launched November i), 1858, and sailed tVom Quebee on the Li tth ot Novoiubír, 1858, i've Cárdenas. She . is a screw Bteamer ui' 487 tons register, ' ls-i t'eet Loog, 30 feet boaiu and 13 feét depth of hoid and is rated as a tlireo niasled brigantine, being square rigged on ber fore md fore and aft i'igged un her maiu a:id mizzeu inasts. tólie lias two eviinders, eaob 8Ü iuclies in diameti r, witli linee feet stroke. lier enginefi are uumiually of J20 horse power, and her builder tiiinks there are bat une or two veflsel8 in the American navy that eau outsail her. He nained the iroquoia as i oue. Sbe Was built i'ov the Bavaiia and Mexican trade, but was sooo sold to Miraniun, and knowii as the Marqnia de Habana, lier subsoquent oareer ia too well knowii to uced any notiee. I have reserved the strougest proof of lier identity for the lust VVhile slio was bei lig fittod out in New Orleans for her present service, ono of ilr. Cantin'a men was on board and saw the jjlate of tlie Montreal Marine Works on her engines. I am greatly indebted to Mr. Gantin for the eour.tesy and kindness shown me whüe pursaiug my inquiries "So He is fok the U.mox, Isn't IIkV' A few Bvooingti Miice, in Poltsvillo, a üttlü boy ol lour yearf, looking mt oLa vviiulo.v at the tui) setting, waid: - "Muinrau, oh, isn't tkit preity? lJid G;d innko ..11 that? Wby he made it roil, wliito ni-d blue, so Le is ibr the i Union, isn't l. !


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