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CijTSiiUen Una make a square. Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of Republic, from Which there is ho appeal btft To fritfe, fhe it,d -principle and immediate rent of dip itimii. Jr.rrao. lly 9Iucr & i:icly. Sunbury, JVortliuhilPrtrtrd Co. la. Saturday, Jan. 14, IS4S. Vol. 3 o. lti-Whole No, 120. (Continued frotn last ifeffc.) NAVAL COURT OF INQUIRY. JUCKEMIE'S NARRVTIVK U. S, Bl SoJSKRS, I New York, Dec Itt, 1812. In the evenYng 1 gave orders to Mt. Terry, itty ch?rV, t have all the officers come aft upon the quarter deck. When they -vera brought rip, 1 approached Spencer end addressed him thus: "1 understand, sir, that you aspire to the command of the Somers. With a defer ential air ho replied, "Oh, no, sir !" "Did you not," caul I, ncl! Mr. Wales that you had a mut inous project on Tool that yon intended to kill the Commmder and the officers of the Somers, and sucli of the crew as you could not eeduce to yourplons, and to enter upon a course f piracy 1" "I may have Told him something like it," he replied, "ont it was only ajohe" 'You admit then, that yon told him of such a plan " "Yes sir." This, sir, I continued, 'you must know is jnVitrg open a "forbidden subject. This joke, sir, may cost you your life. Be pleased, ir to remove your ncck handkerchieC He did so. I looli it, and opened it, rrtft there xvas nothing in it. 1 asked him what he had done with the paper that was in it. "The paper," said he "which had been in it, contain ed my day's work, and 1 destroyed it,"" "It is a strange place, si r," said J.'lo keep your ac counts.'" lie acquiesced with an air of tire greatest deference and blandness. I said to him, "Your design was to make yourself com mander of this vessel. You most have neen aware that you could coTrrpass it only by pass ing over my dead body, aiid over the dead bodies of aTl the officers of the Somers. Yon have laid out fur yourself, sir, a great deal to do. It is my duty to confine you." Turning to Lieut. Canscvoort, I said "Arrest Mr. Spencer, and place him in double iron's.'" Lieutenant Gan- eevoort stepped forward, and received from Mr. Spencer his sword. Mr. Spencer was then ordered to sit down ; he did so. Double irons were then put upon liiin, as were also hand cuffs, for greater security. I directed Lieut. Gansevoort to place a watch over Mr. Spencer, and to give orders to put him to in stant death if he was detected in speaking or holding communication with any of the crew. The nature of these orders was told to Mr. Spencer. At the same time, I directed him to allow him every possible indulgence consist ent with his 6a,fe keeping. Tho task was exe cuted by Lieut. Gansevoort, with the greatest kindness and humanity. While he watched with an eagle eye over all his movements, and was ready at a moment's warning to take his life upon a violation of those conditions on which his safety depended, he attended to all tiis wants, covered him with his own garment from the squalls of rain by which we were visited, and ministered in every way to his comfort with all the tenderness and assiduity of a woman. The officers were then remanded to quar ters; the crew and batteries were inspected, the orders were repeated, and the retreat was beaten. The officers ofthc watch were all di rected to be fully armed with cutlasses and pistols, with rounds of ammunition, and every thing was put in order for the aight. On searching the locker of Spencer, a razor ' case was found in it, which he had recently drawn from the purser. On opening it there was no razor within, but in its atead a piece of paper in which was rolled another. On the inner paper was written a string of characters, afterwards found to be Greek letters with which Spencer was known to be familiar. It fortunately happened that there was onboard another individual who was well acquainted with the Greek one whose knowledge of this, as of everything el.-, was devoted wholly to the service of his countrv The Greek character?, cn ue'nr converted into our own language by Mr. Henry Rogers, proved to contain the plan for the proposed mutiny. There wan a list of the different members of the crew, some of whom were marked certain and others doubt ful ; some were marked to bo kept at all e vents, and others to be destroyed. Those were designated who were to do the work of murder in the variousapartments; others were to open the arm-chest, and the stations of all were assigned. The following day was Sunday, and all were to be inspected at 10 o'clock. I took my sta tion aft lor the purpose of observing Cromwell and Small as they should come along on the juartor deck. The persons of both were fault- lesdy clean and neat they fremg aeiermincu that their appeaiance should provoke no re proof on account ofa fault in that particular. Cromwell stood up to hia full stature, carry- in? hi battle axe firmly and steadily', hia cheeks pale, but hia eye fixed to starboard. He wore a determined and a dangerous air. Small presented a very different figure hia appear anee was phastly ; Lis manner uneasy ; he shifted hia weight from side to side, and hi battle axe from hand to hand k 1ft eye was r.evr for a moment f5ed, butj always turned from me. attriou'ted his Con-' duct to fear; though I now believe tlie busi ness upon which ho had entered was repug nant to his nature, but that his love for mo ney Hud Turn was loo strong for his fidelity. Five bells, or 10 o'clock, was the lime for di tine Bcrvico. The first Lieutenant askpd if he should call the Toll. I told nim ft Would be best to wait till the lime was tip. Five bells struck and all were called To rrmsler The crew were all present, were unusually at tentive, and their responses were more than , ordinary full and audible. In the examination j their countenances exhibited nothing to excite distrust. In the afternoon the skr-sails and studding- j sails were set. Gasely, one of the best of the apprentices was sent aloft on the roya', yard to malje some alteration in the rigging. At once a sudden jerk was given to tire brace by Small and anotlrer, wlw has nril been discovered, and the fore-topmast, with the top-sail, topgallant- staysafi arrfl Tread-gaff top-sail, aX once caiwe down. Gasely was on the royal yard. I scarcely dared to look to see the spot where the boy hould fall. The next moment his shadow appeared at the mast head, and I pre sently discovered him examining, with admi rable coolness what was to be done. I did not dare to believe this carrying away of the topma the work of treachery ; bul I knew that an -occasion of this sort, such as the loss of the boy, which should create confusion and interrupt the duly ofthc officers, would lw sought by them, if they were bent on the prose cution of their enterprise. All possible mea sures were taken to prevent conftifion. The rigging was immediately restored and the sails bent afresh. I'Very member ofthc crew was employed, and all things were made to go on with regularity. To my astonishment upon the occurrence of this disaster, all the conspi rators who were named in the programme of Spencer, no matter in what part of the vessel they were engaged at the time, immediately mustered nt the mainmast whether animated by some new-bom zeal to reive their country or inten'linr to carry out their designs, I can not say. This circumstance at once confirmed my belief in the continued existence of the danger. The eye of Spencer travelled con tinually to the ma6t-head, and he cast quick and stealthy glances about, as he had not done before. The wreck was soon cleared away, and supper piped. After supper the same persons mustered at the mast-head, and the sails were set Aflcr quarters they dispersed. Still I did not think it safe to leave Cromwell at liberty during the night, which was emphatically the season of danger. After consulting with Lieutenant GanFevoort, I determined to arrest Cromwell. An officer was sent to guard the rigging. I met Cromwell at the foot of the Jacob's ladder, going aft, and stopped him. I asked him about the conversation he had had with Spencer. He denied that it was he, and said, "It was not nie.sir; it was Small." (Cromwell was the tallest man on board the vessel and Small the shortest.) Cromwell was immediately put in irons. Small, being thus accused by an as sociate, wus also ironed. The utmost vigi lance was enjoined upon the officers. AH were armed, and either my self or the first lieu tenant was constantly on deck. The next morning, which was MnnJay, the 26th of November, two crimes of considerttble magnitude came to light. One of the men had been detected in stealing from a boat, and I lie steward had stolen money and given some of it to Spencer. This wa no time to relax the discipline ofthc ship, and both tho men were punished to the extent of the law. It soon .er found that a man nv.ucd Waltlmm had I told M'I;,iiey where three bottles of wine wero placed, and offered them to him. WKinley was stationed near the arm chest and reported this to the first lieutenant. Punishment of Waltham, however, was postponed till the next day, Punishment of the other two being over, i thought that a fit opportunity to endeavor to make an impression tion the crew. I had good reason to think that the danger of the conspiracy was not over. I believed that a majority of the crew might be said to be in general disaffected, and disposed to resist dis cipline. Some mysterious agency had evi dently been at work since the departure of the Somers front New York; and this wa now disclosed. I explained to the crew the general naturo of Spencer's plot and the atrocious character ef thedesigns ho had formed. I took especial care not to betray a suspicion that I thought any particular one of them was deeply impli cated, but exhorted all of them to repent of their intentions and attend faithfully to their duty. I took good care to assure them that the majority of the crew miibt at all events share the fate of the officers. 1 strove to divert their minds from the pictures of kuccessful vice I which Spencer had presented to them. I Krccgnt up wr. rc ti m imaree ef fnenda at home ; I endeavored to impress upon their minds the endearing nature of those ties ef kindred from which Spencer had sought to sever them fur ever, and cxpres.ed the hope that within three weeks we should all be again among out friends. I thanked God that he had provided them all with deaT friends who wero deeply interested in their welfare, and that they had the prospect of so soon being once more among them. The effect of my address on them was vari ous. r.Iany ol them seemed delighted at their harrow delivery, and others seemed struck with horror at the thought of tho terrible danger they had escaped. Some seemed over whelmed with terror al the anticipation of punishment that awaited them. OUhhb were overcome by thoughts of returning home, and wept profusely at the mention of the fViends they hoped so soon to see. I could not help he- lievingthat all the crew were now tranquil, and that the vessel was again safe. Having observed that Spencer was ctrdeavoringlohold intelligence with some of them, 1 directed the faces of all the pristmcrs to bo turned aft, and that no tobacco should be allowed them when the supply they had upon their persons al the I time ef their arrest should he exhausted. 1 I fold them that I would see that they had every I thing necessary for their comfort; that each should have Ins ration; that they should bo abundantly supplied with every thing necessary for their health and convenience. Rut 1 told them that tobacoo was only a stimulant, and tli.il, as 1 wished their minus to become as quiet and tranquil as possible, I could not allow them lO 11?6 it The day after Spencer's tohacro was stopped his spirit gave wy. He would sit for a long time with his face buried in his cloak, end when he raised his head his face wa9 bathed in tears. He was touched by the kind atten tion of Mr. Gansevoort. He told him he was not then in a state to speak of anything, but that lie would the next dav tell him all- would answer any question that might be put to him On Tuoi(lay after quarters, all hands were again called to witness punishment, and Walt- ham was punished to the extent of the law lor offerinir three bottles of wine to McKinley. I then spoke to the crew of the necessity of con forming in all particulars to the orders of the vessel, which were known. I told them that every punishment inflicted on board must I 1- I . L O - k" . 1 . 1 uC ....ue nnowu .o ui t-rar, o. 4,a,y, anu mat me less ttiey were in amount me grea- trr would be tho credit that would attach to the commander and crew. from tranquil. They collected in knots upon the deck seditious words were heard among them and they assumed an insolent and mena- cing tone. Some of tho petty officers were ex- ainined and found to be true to their colors, but it was the general impression that the vessel was far from being safe. There was reason to fear that on that very night a rescue would be attempted. I obtained a variety of intelligence concerning conferences among the disaffected. Individuals whom 1 had not supposed to be im- mediately assembled and entered upon the ex plicated were found closely associated with se- animation of witnessess, who were sworn and veral who were known to be among the disaf- fected.and several times there were symptom that they were about to strike the blow. Mr. Wules once detected C. A. Wilson in drawing out a hand spike from its place ; and on pre senting his cocked pittot at him, he only offer ed somo lame excuse. I became exceedingly anxious, an'! remained consUu'ly on deck. At 12 o'clock the watch was called. Mr. McKinley, Green and one or two others miss ed their muster: they could not be asleep, and why they should be absent just at the time, when they never had been before, was not easy to be seen. hen they appeared, they Jul had some lame excuse. They probably had agreed to meet at that time and to commence some act f violence. Green said ho could not get aft. I sent him forward and ordered him to take the forward look-nut for four hours, I directed a close watch to bo kept up, and dietrihuted the ethers in a similar n.anner. At 1 o'clock others missed their muster, I heard ef thin with the created Dressiness, Where, I asked, was this to end! If the men upon a bright night like this trecm mutinous and disKsed to undertake the rescue of those confined, on a lwd nicht. in a storm, in the midbt of utter darkness, how much greater will be tho probability of a re-cue ! If all suspected should be ironed, would the danger be over! What sympathy might not be felt for the prisoners ! These matter crowded urton mv mind. I considered the imm.'ieut peril which hung over the lives of the officers am! crew; I thought of the seas traversed in commendation into ertft-t. J wo other corvqu erey direction by merchantmen, unarmed rators were almost as guilty as tho three tin and dffVnrelese ; I thought of what was due gled out for execution : they could be kept con- to the interests of commerce, to the safely of fined without extreme danger to th u'timato the lives of thousands upon the deep, to the safety of the vessel. '",ie throe chief muti anctity of the American flag en'ruted to neers w--tf tie olietj CBpab!o of nav;trl"'S fry care, and to my cwn h.uuov. AJJ l- , -r(J ,v.iC v?:tl. Jh tbtW removal, t considerations impressed me with the absolute necessity of adopting some further means of security for the vessel which had been given to my charge. I took counsel with the first lieutenant, and was fortified in my purposes by finding his opinion identical with my own. In so graves ense, involving so many interests and puch high responsibilities, I fe.t desirous of having the opinion of all my officers Upon the matter, though not a shadow of doubt remained in my mind of the guilt of tho prisoners, should their execution be deemed necessary. I did not forget that the officers were still boys, and that the responsibility of the proceedings must rest upon the older and higher officers. Still 1 folt desirous to have their opinion, and accord ingly addressed them the following letter : U. S. rtRin Som, Nov. 00, 1812. Gentlemen i lam desirous of avai'.inr mv- self of your counsel in the very tcsponHihle po sitiou in which I find myself placed. You are aware of tho circumstances which resulted in tfie confinement of Midshipman Spencer, ef Boatswain's mate Cromwell, and of Seaman Small; and 1 purposely abstain from entering into details concerning tlrem. Necessarily ig- nornnt, as I am, of the extent of dissatisfaction among the crew who have so long been tam- pored with, and knowing the susprcton which attaches some vf the crew wlw are at large, I address you, ond ask your united counsel as to t,e bet course now to ho pursued : and 1 call ,w,n JO,, to take into deliberate and di.-passion- ato consideralkn, the ennduct which will he necessary lor a tafe continuance of the remain- il.vr nf t'ftiir fri i ro bnr! tr tn It rr'if on r r vi!. ..ur opinion as to tlie proper method to be pur- m r nm Vour obedient servant, ALF.X. SLIDKLL MACKENZIE, Lieui.Gnnscvooil.and others. Commander. After I Imd written this letter, but before I had sent it, at about 9 o'clock, Wilson, being roiled in his attempt to get up an outbreak at night, and feeding that he was narrowly watch avJ no ,ongcr ka at llbortv cam0 futwarJ and made some lame and worthless confession, and requested that he might not be put in irons. I told him that if he had made any reconfes sion, in sincerity and truth, he should not be molested : hut that it was an insult to his offi cer to offer him so lame a story as that he hud told. Nothing more could be gut out of him, and he was immediately put in irons. While on tho African coast I knew that he , , ,....,, x,r-.irj:linri. ki.jfe. broad in UiC m yj, al)d rulHilllg a plillt. lt wtl9 a ginferular wcapori) ofno ,lse C3tci.pl bul l0 k, u., i .. .?. .i... i..,.: ,.. I KM 1UU UVVll nLt.ll OoTU tut; vj uciui c sin- j, ing his battle axe with a file, and had brought one part of it to an ed ire. This w as a thing never allowed or known before on board. Mc- Kin!t-y was now arrested. Ho was evidently the individual in every way tho most rjrmvJi- ble of all concerned. .McKt-e was also put in irn. They were made to sit down ; and when the ir..ns were put on, I walked around the batteries, Pillowed by Lieut. Gransevoort, and made a careful inaction. On the receipt of my letter the officers ini- their testimony written down. In addition to this each witness signed the evidence he gave: In this employment the officers passed the whole day without interruption, and without taking the least food. I remained, myself, in charge of the deck. The officers were excu sed from watch duty and the watches were so arranged that two in succession fell to me. On the 1st December the First Lieutenant presented mo with the following h-tter : U. S. Urki SoMt'RH, Dec. 1, IS 12. Sir; In answer to your letter requiringour I counsel as to the best course to be pursued with 1 regard to the prisoners. Spencer, Cromwell, and Small, wo have the honor to state, that tho I evidence which has come to our knowledge, at ter the most careful, deliberate ond dispassion I ate consideration, which the exigency would i allow, is of such a nature as tocall for the most decided action. We are convinced that in the existing state of things, it will be impossible to carry the prisoners to the Unite.! States. We think that s-ifety to our lives, and honor to the flag entrusted to our rhare, require that the prisoners be p-.it to death, a the course best calculated to make a salutary impression upii the rest of the crew. In this decision we trust w e have been guided hy out duty to God, to our Country and to the service. Respectfully, your obedient servants, Lieut. GANSL'VOOIir, and others. Com. Mac kinmb. I at once concurred in thejift'ce of this o- pinion, and made preparations to curry the re motive to capture the ve.ssr and carry out the orig'nnl design would best once taken away. Their lives were justly forfaited, and the inter- ets of the ennn'ry, thp safety of tlic sea and the safety ofthe flag reqiiired the sacrifice. In the. necessity of mij petition IfirunA my law: and in that meessilu I trvtt fnrjuntifi- cation. I thought it best to arm the petty offi cers ; on this point or.ry the first Lieutenant differed from me : and l found thnt he was of the same opinion with pome of the peHy offi cer'! themselves ; they ssM tlirt sinep could not teil whom to trust, it Would b- b st totrut no one. I made up my own mind, sr.d j'l lge-J ofthe characters whom I could trust and deter mined to arm them. I ordered to be issfied to each a cutless, pistol and cartridje. I ordered preparation also to be made for execution of the three. All hands were called to witness pun ishtner.t. The whips were arranged, tho offi cers were stationed about the deck, and the petty officers were directed to cut down every errcwlro should let go his whip or fail to haul when ordered. I pnl en my full uniform, came on deck and proceeded to execute the most painful duty that ever devolved upon any officer in the Ameri can navy the annonnCnrrrent to tho prisoner of the fate that awaited them. I approached Spencer and said to him, "You were about to take my life, Mr. Spencer, without provocation, witlrout cause er the slightest offence. You intended to kill mc suddenly in the right, w hile I was buried in sleep, without giving me a single moment to send one word of affection to my wife, one prayer to Gcd for her welfare. Your life is now f.n-feited ; and the necessity of the ca?c compels me to take it. 1 do not in tend, however, to imitate you in the mode of claiming sacrifice. It there be in your breast one feeling true to nature, you will be grateful for the prematura disclosure of yoor horrible designs, You surely ought to be thank fat that you have been prevented from the terrible deeds you meditated. It you have any word to send to your father, any satisfaction to express to him that you were not allowed to become a pirate, as you ought to do, yuu will have ten minutes granted in which to write it." Mid shipman Thompson was then directed to note the time and inform me when it had expired. Spencer seemed overmcimc with emotion, lie burst into a flood of tears, sank on his knees, and said he was not fit to die. I repeated to him his catechism, and begged himlo ofh?r sin cere prayers for the divine forgiveness. 1 re commended to him the English Prayer Boo!;, armoring him that he would find in lt something suited toall his nccessitres. Cromwell fell up on his knees, protesting his innicence, and in voking the name of h;s wffl Spencer decla red that CrnmwHl was innocent, and begged that hia wiht be b-i;;veJ. Th's, I confess, ' stoppered me ; but thf evidence o" hia guilt wns conrlufive. Lieut. Ginsevoort Mid that there was not a shadow of doubt of it. The petty officers said he was one man from whom real opprehnsicn was entertained. He was al first the accomplice of Spencer, and was then urged on by him, nnd had been by him turned to his account. I tr'u'd to show him how Cromwell hsd endeavored to use him, and told Spencer that he had made remarks about him he would not consider flattering. He expres sed great anxiety to know what they Were. 1 toll him Cromwell had said ot him 8nd another person that there was a "d d fool on one side, and a d d knaeon the other' and told him that Cromwell would have allowed him to live only so long aa he Could have made tiim tisviul to himself. This routed him, and from that time ho tid no more of Cromwell's innocence. Subsequent circumstances made me btlievo that Spencer wished to save htm, probable from the hope that he would yet get possession ofthe vessel and carry out his original design; and perhaps that Cromwell would in some way ef fect his rescCe. He endeavored at the same time to persuade me that Small was only an aliss for some one vise, on his list though this was prm-cd to be fulse. Small alone was the one we nail set uown as me pouroon in ine three ; yet he received the announcement of his fite with gieat composure. He was asked what preparation he wished to muke. He said he had none : "Nobody carea for me," said he, "but my poor mother, and 1 would rather she should not know what hits btcoure of ine." I returned to Sitncer. 1 ankfd him nt menage he had to send to his friends. He said "None. Tell them 1 dm wishing them e very blessing and happiness. I deserve death fur this and my other crimes. There are few crimt-sthtitl have not committed. I am sincere ly penitent for them all. I only frar my repen lance is too late." I asked him if there was any mi wlunn he had injured to whom ,ie could make reparation any one who waa 1 bi'fTcring ob'oquy op, h';g recount. Vie said "No; but this wiii kill my poor tPjther." I did not know before thut fie L'.d a mother, and was touched by his allusion to her. I asked hirn if jl wojli not have, teen far mors dreadful if he had succeeded in his attempt if it were riot much better to die as he would, than to become a pitate and ateep himself so terribly in blood and guilt. He said, "I do not know what would have become of me if I had succeeded. I told him that Cromwell would soon have mtirfo away with him, and that McKhMej would probably have destroyed thetn both. Ha said he "feared this would injure his father." "Had you succeeded," I replied, "the injtry yots would have done him Would be much grea ter." If it had been possible to take him honie a 1 first intendefi, 1 told him that ho woald get clear ; in America a rr.m T. ith monuy ar.d influential friends would always be cleared that the course I was taking would injure hia father less than f he should go home and be condemned, yet again escape. He said that he had attempted the SRme thing on beird the John Adams and the Totomao ; brjt had been unsuccessful. He asked if I hfid not exaggera ted the danger. I tdd him "No ; that hia at tempts to Corrupt the crew had been too wide ly successful ; that I knew ofthe existense of the conspiracy but did not know hew extensive it was." I recapnlated to him his acts. He was 6t a titled when 1 told him of his stalling brandy. lie admitted the justice of his fate bat asked ine if I was not "going too far and too fast. Does the law justify you V said ho. I replied that his opinion was not unprejudiced' that t had consulted all the officers, and they had given their opinion thut it was just that he deserved death. He asked "what would be the manner of the death." I explained it to him. He requested that he might he shot. I told him that it could not be that ho must be hung. He admitted that it was just. Ho objected to the shortness of tho time and requested that an honr migfct ho given to prepare. I mado no answer tr this but allowed much more than the hour he asked for to tH.epse. He requested that his face might be covered. I granted his request and esked him what it should be covered witlw He said a handkerchief. In his locker was found a black one which was put on his face. Cromwell and Small tnado tho same request, and frocks were taken from their lockers with which their heads were coveted. Spencer asked for a Bible and Prayer Booh they were given to him. He said, "lam a believer but di you think thut my repentance will be accepted !" I called to his mind the thief on tho cross, and told him that God's mer cies were eqial to all his wants. He knerled down and read from the Prayer Book, tnd asked again if I thought his repentance would be ac cepted, sayiug that his time was short. 1 told him God only understood his case but could suit his grace to it. He begged that I would for give him. I told him I did most sincerely and cordially, and asked him if I had done any thing which made him seek my life, or whethef his hatred was unfounded. He said he thought it was only ft ncy. "I'erhsp" he edded, "thert was something in your manner which offended me." I read over to him what I had written down. He wished me to alter the passage la which I suid that he eTerei as an excuse that he had attempted the same thing on the John Adams and Potomac." He only mention ed it as a fact, he etird. More thtn an hour had ne w elapsed. Sper . cer, as he met Cromwell, pie.'.sfd nd asked .j see Mr. Wules. As he passed Cromwsil ,u said not a word of his innocence nir did he make any appeal in his favor. Spencer ( id, "Wales, I hope you will forgive me for tare .er ing with yonr fidelity." Wales replied, vcr come with emotion, "I do forgive you frotf , the) bottom of my heart, and I hope God will fi' .giv you also." Wales was weeping, and Sp encer in passing met Small at the gangway. He ex tended his hand and eaid, 'Small, forgt ve me for having brought you into trouble." Small answered, "No by G d, Spencer, t ei n't for give you." Spencer repeated hisreqwr t Small said, "How can you ask that of run after ha ving brought me to this! We she'll soon be bi foie God and shall there know . 11 about it" Spencer laid, "You must forgive me I can not die without it." 1 went to '.nall and as ked him not to cherish any resentment at such a time, and asked him to forgive him. He relented held out his hand to Spencer and said, 'I do forgive you- and may God forgite yotl also." Small then asked my forgiveness, t took his hand and expressed my forgiveness in the strongest terms. I asked him what I had done that he should seek my life ; if I had been harsh, either in deed or word to him." He excla'med, "What have you done, Capt. Ms4 K'.niio ! What 'have you done to me 1 No thing but treated me like a man H I told him of the high responsibilities under which I acted : of the duty I owed my Government and the ship with which it hud entrus'ed me ; of his offence to his commander and the boys Pethsp 'hi i n etffem ri'l rerv oo BJ ! niR, and not jut. - But I m mvelv stating fsc wbt r-d a the ocessioa.