on going ashore. With H. Hills &
Shaw to house opposite the Provost. Mar
shall�s office. Off alone to the
house of that officer and found him, Capt.
Seamans, in dressing-gown &c.
Told him particulars about Galveston
news. Invited to dinner with him
at a Mr Kahn, a German, the
owner of the house, who had come up
with us on board the Laurel Hill.
Was previously introduced to a Mr
Mann, who owned a handsome house
adjoining, who resided temporarily,
on the other side of the river, half a
mile up. He came to Seamans, say-
ing that in case a fight occurred in
his vicinity, he wanted to move,
so that his presence
and that of his ho family in his
house might not intervene with the
Essex�s throwing shells in that di-
rection. Seamans reassured him &
he left, before dinner. After