War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0095 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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Question. When did they return?

Answer. They returned with captain Devereux and Mr. Page and I think Captain Devereux's son.

Question. In whose charge was the vessel when they returned?

Answer. In the charge of the prize crew.

Question. Did you see the prize crew leave the Jeff. Davis?

Answer. Yes, sir; I saw the second lieutenant, Mr. Stuart, make out the list; I sat by the side of him at the time on board the Jeff. Davis when he made out the list for them to go.

Question. Do you recollect the names in that list?

Answer. Yes, sir; there sits a man whose name was first on the list (pointing to the prisoner).

Question. Did they return to the Jeff. Davis?

Answer. Five, with himself.

Question. What time in the evening was that?

Answer. Somewhere about 7 o'clock; it might have been before it might have been after; I cannot say exactly.

Question. do you recognize William Smith as that man?

Answee. Yes, sir.

Question. Did you see him frequently on board the Jeff. Davis while you were there?

Answer. Of course I did; I was in his company all the time; sometimes not; we were always as near as the business of the vessel allowed.

Question. Give us a little notion of the character of the armament of this vessel. How many guns had she?

Answer. She had an 18-pounder pivot gun thatwent around - wroked any way - amindships, and she had four other guns, two on each side.

Question. Did you see any pistols?

Answer. She had also a rack down below in her cabin of double-barreled guns. I cannot say how many there were; there might be fifty for all I know. I should not say there were much less than fifty.

Question. The Enchantress and the Jeff. Davis parted company about 8 o'clock in the evening?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. That was the last you saw of the Enchantress?

Answer. Yes, sir; until she arrived in Philadelphia.

Question. How did you get to Philadelphia?

Answer. I came here in the ship Mary Goodell.

Question. With your captain?

Answer. Yes, sir; with Captain Fifield.

Question. And with Captain Devereux and Mr. Page?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Cross-examined by Mr. WHARTON:

Question. I think you said it was the second lieutenant that made out the list of the prize crew?

Answer. Yes, sir.