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you copies of the information on which we have acted, which was corroborated by inquiries made through another source. The guilty party is most probably a sailor on board the Atlantic steamship trading to Bremen, and it will be for your government to consider the expediency of prosecuting further inquiries there with a view to the apprehension of the sailor who gave the notes to Hoffman.

The inquiry here will in all probability be the means of stopping the further circulation of the counterfeit paper in this country.

Yours, truly, ROLLIT & SON. H. J. ATKINSON, Esq., United States Consul, Hull.

Copies of replies to inquiries.

HULL, September 11, 1867.

GENTLEMEN: In accordance with your request of the 6th instant I made inquiry at Bre mer

haven respecting Bernard I-I0fi'man, who is accused of passing counterfeit $2 notes, and hand you annexed the result of my inquiries.

I remain, gentlemen, yours obediently,

Vice-Consulfor Bremen. Messrs ROLLIT & S021, Hull.

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Bnnzuaanavmv, September 9, 1867.

At the request of Mr. H. Reidhl (agent of the North German Lloyd) I hereby declare on oath that the mate, B. Hoffman, of the schooner Moene, exchanged about three months ago, in my presence, from a fireman on board the American steamer Atlantic, :1. number of $2 notes without knowing that they were counterfeit. .


The above declaration was signed and declared in my presence.

J. HEITMAN, Captain of the steamer Moene,

The agent of 'the North German Lloyd writes as follows:

Hoffman a pears to be a respectable man, who for a length of time has served on board the steamers of the North German Lloyd to the satisfaction of the captains.

The innkeeper and retailer, Carl Wiese, is a citizen of Bremerhaven, residing in the Iallrstrasse, and, so far as I have been able to ascertain, has a good reputation.

One of the crew of the Atlantic wished to change American notes. Weise himself had not sufficient cash, and Hoffman, who happened to be in the house, offered to change it.

\Viese was under the belief that the money was genuine, and is of opinion that Hoffman shared in this erroneous belief.

I learn that one of the crew of the Atlantic exchanged paper money in various places, which afterwards proved to be counterfeit, and probably this man is the same who visited \Veise’s shop.


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No. 2054.] ' Dr;PAa'rmn.v'1' or STATE, Washington, September 14, 1867.

SIR : Your despatch of the 23d ultimo, No. 1428, in relation to the cases of Colonels Nagle and Warren, has been received, and a copy of the paper which accompanied it has been submitted to the collector of customs at New York, with a view to an inquiry as to the truth of the statements made therein. I

transmit a. copy of the collector’s reply, the tendency of which is to throw discredit upon those statements.

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Special interest is felt in these cases ‘by a large number of highly respectable and influential citizens, as an illustration of which you are informed that the President has recently received and referred to this department, petitions in the form of one which has already been forwarded to you, containing upwards of a thousand signatures, embracing those of the mayor of Brooklyn, judges and other judicial and civil ofiicers, and many persons of eminence.

The communications which have been addressed to you render it unnecessary for me to assure you of the gratification which would be afforded by an early release of these oflicers.

There is probably little doubt that C_olonel Warren is a naturalized citizen of the United States ; but I have pointed out to the applicants in his behalf the importance of positive proof of the fact of citizenship.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

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New York, September 12, 1367.

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 11th instant, and

to state, in reply, that the records of the several departments of this custom-house do not

enable me to furnish any facts or information in regard to the subject-matter to which you refer.

If specific data—say name of vessel and date of sailing-—were at hand, it is believed that

the files of this ofiice would repudiate the suggestions of the writer of the enclosure of your letter. u

I am, sir, with much respect, your obedient servant,

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No. 2055.] DEPARTMENT or STATE, lVas/zington, bfelzlember I6, 1867.

SIR: Information has been received here from the United States consul at Amoy, China, to the eflfect that on the 26th of March last Commander Broad, of her Britannic Majest_y’s sloop-of-war Cormorant, with a view to the rescue of such of the survivors of the American bark Rover, wrecked near the southern coast of Formosa on the 12th of the last-named month, as might be left in the hands of the savages of that island, proceeded to the scene of this painful disas

ter, having on board a Chinaman, the only known survivor of the ill-fated crew. ~

On the arrival of Commander Broad at the place he discovered the Rover’s small boat on the beach, and in attempting to land a force from the Cormorant was fired on from the jungle, which was so dense that it was found to be impossible. with the limited number of men at his command, to penetrate therein, and consequently the expedition was abandoned. It is proper to state that Charles Carroll, esq., the British consul at Tam-suin, Formosa, kindly interested himself in the matter, and accompanied the expedition for the purpose of rendering such assistance as might be in his power.

Under these circumstances I have to request that you will avail yourself of an early opportunity to express to her Majesty’s government in fitting terms the high appreciation entertained by this government of the generous and humane conduct of Commander Broad and Consul Carroll on that occasion.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

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Cl-lARI.l~IS FRANCIS Aniuis, Esq., 8;c., Q-c, dc. .

Sir Frederick Bruce died at Boston this morning. E_xpress President’s sympathy to Lord Stanley. \Ve are conferring with legatlon concerning funeral, subject to wishes. of government and friends in England.


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Sm : Your despatch of the 3d of September, No. 1438, has been received. It relates to the cases of J olm VVarren and of W. J. N agle, soscalled Fenians. It is accompanied by a printed copy of letters of Colonel Warren. Beyond a doubt their publication has a tendency to counteract a favorable disposition on the part of her Majesty’s government in his case. You rightly therefore disapprove of it. A disposition is indicated here, by some persons who sympathize with Fenian movements in Great Britain, to work out a certain issue between the

governments of the United States and Great Britain which is expected to be con-

nected with those movements. That issue may be distinctly stated thus,namely : that her Majesty's government arbitrarily seize and detain. without trial or pro~ cess of law, in the British realm, unsuspecting citizens of the United States sojourning or travelling there-—not for breaches of the peace, or for ofi'ences of any kind committed within the realm, but for matters of speech or conduct occurring exclusively within the United States, and which are not forbidden by treaty or by local or international law.

The detention of Warren and Nagle is liable to be used for the purpose named. Each of them is known to be a citizen and to have made a meritorious ofiicer in the service of the United States. There is no evidence that either of them has committed ‘or attempted to commit any offence or breach of the peace in Great Britain, while. evidences to justify or excuse their detention are understood to be made out of an avowal, in the United States, of sympathies with Fenianism. .

In conference-with the late Sir Frederick Bruce, it was thought expedient to ask by telegraph that they should be discharged. He despatched Lord Stanley a. message to that eflect on the 11th of September, simultaneously with a despatch which was transmitted by this department to you. On the 13th I renewed


the1 ‘suggestion by telegraph. I have again renewed it in the same manner to- a . '

Th}; President has expected that courtesy and conciliation would induce a compliance with a request which was inspired by good will to Great Britain. A definitive reply -has now become absolutely necessary. What use you shall make of this despatch, whether to treat it as public or private, is left to your own discretion.

I am, sir, your obedient servant, WILLIAM H. SEWARD. Cnsanss FRANCIS Ansms, Esq., §~1:., §e., at.

Mr. Adams to Mr. Seward.

No. 1455.] LEGATION or THE UNITED STATES, - London, September 21, 1867.

SIR : I have to acknowledge the reception of despatches Nos. 2049 and 2050 from the department, and likewise a telegram of the 19th announcing the demise of Sir F. Bruce, and another of the 20th, in regard_to Colonels Nagle and Warren. » _

There can be no doubt that the inconvenience to Americans who visit Ireland for any purpose of business or_ pleasure is very considerable. I shall take the earliest opportunity to. see Lord Stanley for the purpose of suggesting your remedy of a passport to meet the temporary need.

I regret to be obliged to report little prospect of relief to those*per_sons now under arrest and detention in prison on account of their supposed complicity with the attempt at insurrection there. The authorities are becoming less and less disposed to grant releases upon any conditions whatever. The late successful attempt to rescue the two persons taken at Manchester, of which I transmit a report in the Times and the Star, 20th September, has been attended with

such violence and bloodshed, that I very much fear the temper of both the gov- .

ernment and people will not be much longer restrained from dealing with the offenders with the utmost severity. It is unfortunate that these events take place just at a moment to revive the feelings which would have otherwise been

so far quieted as, I doubt not, to have admitted of the liberation of almost, if not

all, the persons remaing in confinement. .

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,

Hon. WILLIAM Snwsnn,
Secretary qf'S_tate, Washington, D. O’.

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[From the London Times, September 20, 1867.]


0 Mancnasrna, Thursday Evening.

The latest accounts obtained from eye-witnesses of the attack upon the police van yesterday indicate a skilful organization beforehand to take advantage of an opportunity. The attacking party seems to have numbered about fifty, a large proportion of whom had pistols ; some of them had revolvers, while others of the band were well supplied with hatchets, hammers, and stones. The place chosen for the attack was probably the best that could have been selected for the purpose, being just outside the city, near a railway arch crossing the road. When the van approached the place the abutments of the bridge served to conceal from its conductors the party that was awaiting them, until they had drlyen into the ambush. Men had been noticed loitering about the place all day. It is now evident that they were on the look-out for the van passing on its way to the jail with the pnsoners, and that the rest of the gang, though scattered, were sufficiently near to be summoned on a signal being

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given b those stationed on the road. These, again, were'diily prepared for the arrival of thevan y confederates who preceded it in a cab from the police court. The prisoners had been remanded early in the day, but kept in the cells of the court-house until, all the business being over, there were _niore than thirty prisoners ready for removal in the van, including Kelly and Deasy, the Fenians. The attac consequently was not made till about four p. m.

It is unfortunate that the authorities received no information of the suspicious appearances on the Hyde road, and that although, on the occurrence of the disturbance we mentioned in yesterday’s account at the exit from the court, the hint seemed to be so far acted upon in official quarters as to provide an extra escort of police—eleven constables being sentin charge of the conveyance~—the precaution was not carried so far as to provide against a formidable attack with tire-arms. As the event proved, the assailants had made calculations adequate forthe enterprise. Some persons have suggested that the publications in the local papers of the fact that supposed Fenians were in custody should have been prevented by the police, as it was giving warning to their friends to prepare for the rescue. It is at least

equally probable that their friends had pre ared for the opportunity as soon as their capture was first known in their own haunts, an before the newspapers obtained the information.

When the van had driven into the midst of the assailants the horses were at once shot, the

driver dislodged with a stone, and the practically defenceless police were driven oil" by a vol

ley of pistol-shot. Then the armed assailants surrounded the van, keeping the police and

the spectators at bay, while the men who had been provided with the requisite implements set

to work to break open the door and the roof. The van being a very strong one, the task was

one of considerable difliculty, and shot after shot was fired both amon the crowd and into

the wards of the lock before an opening could be effected. When the our was burst open,

the man who is believed to have taken the leading part throughout, a Fenian named O’Meiira

Allen, was the one to complete the work, entering the van and demandin from the officer

inside the keys of the separate compartments in which the prisoners wereloc ed. The oflicer,

Sergeant Brett, not complying, was shot in the head fatally by Allen, according to very

positive statements, and the prisoners were then set free. In the general chase across

country which immediately followed it was observed that Allen seemed to cling to Kelly,

while a man named Larkin kept close to Deasy, and thus the haudcufled fugitives were

helped over obstacles, such as walls and fences. But the ursuit became too hot for thisplan to be acted on to the last. The men separated, and ultimately both Larkin and Allen

were run down, while the “head centres" escaped, and have not yet been heard of. Allen

was heard saying to Kelly immediately after the release and the shooting of the policemen,

" Kelly, I will die for you !” He was captured at Beswick, and had then twent rounds of

lcatéidges for breechloaders, but had been so hard pressed in the run that he he no time to

oa .

No further violence is reported to-day, nor is any outbreak apprehended. Nearly thirty prisoners have been apprehended as the result of the chase last night and the search in those districts where Fenian sympathizers are known to resort. The whole of the prisoners were examined before the magistrates this afternoon, merely to be identified as having been seen engaged in the attack, and they were at once remanded for a week. They are lodged at the Central police station, under a guard of fifty of the 57th Foot, commanded by Captain I-lalstead. Ari escort of the 8th Huzzars accompanied the prisoners when they were removed from the lock-ups to the police-court and back again, a distance of about two hundred yards. The streets were much thronged with lookers on, who attempted no disorder.

The following are the names of the prisoners first captured and the charges against them:

. For wilful murder, William O’Meara Allen and’ Michael Larkin.

For riot and murder, William Martin, clerk, aged 35 years; William Gould, clerk, 30; Louis Moore, joiner, 56; Patrick Hogan, laborer, 26; John Carroll, laborer, 23; Charles Moorhonse, clerk, 22 ; John Gleeson, laborer, 42; Patrick Barragan, laborer, 49; Henry Wilson, clothes dealer’. 28, at whose house Kelly and Deasy were first apprehended; Michael Joseph Boyland, schoolmaster, 37; William Wells,‘ laborer, 29; Michael Corcoran, laborer, 29; Edward Shore, alias Short, traveller, 26; John Butler,’ weaver. 54; Patrick Cloney, scavenger,,69; Patrick Kelley. laborer, 35 ; Michael McGuire, clothes dealer, Sinithfield market, 32; Patrick Daley, tailor, 36; William Luther, striker, 19; James Woods, hackler, 22.

An excitingscene took place this morning at the A division of the police station, on the occasion of the prisoners being placed in line for identification. A great crowd of people blocked Albert

an intense eagerness to secure a point whence they could view the‘ probable removal of the prisoners to the city court. In the rear of the station the military were drawn up in line, each man having twenty rounds of ammunition. The prisoners were arrayed along the main corridor, and as witness after witness passed up and down the line the expression on the prisoners’ countenances showed, in most cases, that the men had something like the “ courage of despair.” Occasionally some of the witnesses would have to repeat their walk up and down more than once. Not a word was spoken during each single progress. The several witnesses, after the inspection, communicated their knowledge to a sergeant in charge. '

Charles Thomas, a plumber and glazier, identified Allen, Larkin, and two others. He had observed them before, during and after the affray. Before the attack he was watching them from over a wall; standing on a dog-kennel. He saw one of them run from the Hyde

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