Very well; soon as we anchor off Spithead, he outs with a boat and lands us ashore.
He, however, was compelled to return to Spithead without meeting them.
The government sent Lords of the Admiralty here, and they offered pardon if we accepted the terms of the Spithead settlement.
We quitted it with a convoy on the 28th, and arrived at Spithead the following morning.
The naval review at Spithead, upon the close of the Crimean war in 1856, was the greatest up to that time.
The Ruby had arrived with the rest of the fleet at Spithead.
The channel for the harbour, from Spithead, is comparatively narrow, and is commanded by the batteries at Southsea Castle.
At length we went out to Spithead and took our powder on board.
Of these only fifteen, and one child, had died since the departure from Spithead.
We sailed at the end of May from Spithead, for a cruise off Ushant.