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Commodore Stockton and the French Consul

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Commodore Stockton and the French Consul Reply with quote

W. F. Swasey, Consular Clerk to Thomas O. Larkin in 1846, tells the following: "When the flag was raised at Monterey, on the 7th of July, 1846, the French Consul, Gasquet, opened an annoying correspondence with Commodore Sloat, annoying at least to Commodore Stockton. One morning the two commodores were pacing in front of Mr. Larkin's consulate, when a messenger brought a letter from the French consul to Sloat. Stockton at once, with much temper, remonstrated with Sloat against receiving and tolerating such an impudent correspondence, to which Sloat responded by saying:

"Tut, tut, tut, Commodore, you will be in command tomorrow morning and then you can treat the matter as you see fit," at which Stockton immediately called Lieutenant Zellin, who was lieutenant of marine on the frigate Congress, and said: "Zellin, when you see my flag tomorrow morning take the place of Commodore Sloat's as in command of the squadron, you will, without further orders, proceed, with a file of marines, to the house of the French Consul, place him in arrest, and confine him to his house," adding, "Let him bring on his 'Johnny Crapeans.' I'll let Mr. 'Gasquet' know that I am viceroy just now." Accordingly, the following morning, when Stockton assumed command, Lieutenant Zellin literally obeyed the order, and put the French in arrest.
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