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I _LOS9 OF THE NIMROD.

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LOS9 OF THE NIMROD. T" the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. Sir,â Will you be so kind as to permit the accompa- nying extract of a letter, dated the 13th inst., St. David's Head, South Wales, to appear in your widely circulated paper, relative to the wreck of the I Nimrod steamer, on which occasion my lamented relative, Sir John Judkin Fitzgerald, Baronet, perished. The sad particulars will, I know, interest the many friends who live to deplore his deeply-regretted death. I am, with much respect, faithfully yours, JOHN JUDKIN BUTLEB. 62, Upper Gardiner-street, March 17, 1860. St. David's Head, South Wales Miireh 13, 1860. Since I last wrote to you, I have very little to com- municate about the unfortunate Nimrod.' Although every exertion has been made, none of the bodies, either of the passengers or the crew, have been recovered.- Lloyd's agent, and the agent of the Cork Company, have been daily at the place, which is about two miles from this little town, superintending the search round the coast, and into the several creeks and caverns with which the place abounds, also, directing the men who have been dragging with the grappling hooks in the immediate lo- cality where the vessel went down. Two bodies were raised to the surface -one a female, who, from the de- scription of the dress.must have been ofi-espectability; the other of an old man, described as having a bald head, and in his shirt; but unfortunately, after these had been raised to the surface, the hold of the hooks gave way, and they sank. Notwithstanding every effurt has been tried to recover them, as yet they have not been found.- Strange to say, nltfiough a valuable cargo is said to have been on board, the Company have not had any diving apparatus brought either from Liverpool or elsewhere,- The impression here amongst men experienced in such matters, is, that the vessel has not entirely broken np. and that a valuable part of the cargo might be recovered. lr. Thomas Fitzgerald (nolv Sir Thomas) of Golden Hills, in the county of Tippearary, the only son of Sir John Judkin Fitzgerald, Bart., formerly of Lisheen in that county, has been here for some time, most anxiously watching and searching along the coast for the body of Sir John, who left Liverpool in the ill-fated I Nimrod I on the night of the 25tb ult. His only hope in being able to recover the body, rests on the efforts of the di- vers. An application having been made to the Admi. ralty for the diving apparatus kept at the dock at Pem- broke, about 20 miles from this, he is anxiously waiting for its arrival, and very, sanguine about the results. As large rewards are offered for the body of Sir John Fitz- gerald and also for those of the captain and lr. Gould, the country people in the locality are anxiously looking out in every direction. Except a few bales of cloth, and a few articles of cabin furniture, nothing else has been washed ashore. None of the casks of pork, of whieb I hear there were 50, nor any of the hides, of which they say there were £ 2000 worth, have been seen along the bore, which facts lead parties here to think that th vessel has not entirely broken up, although from the way she was driven with her broadside on the rock immediately outside the saiall creek-.into which the bodies vvhielfwere raised, were driven by the surge, it is surprising how a plank remained together. She parted into three,; her engines went down at the outside of the rock, her stern at one side, and her bows at the other. The cliffs around are awful to look at, even now when it is calmwhat must they have been when the sea and surge were wash- ing up nearly to the tops of them ? Not more than five minutes elapsed from the time she struck until she broke up and went down. Every exertion was made by the people on the rocks to cast ropes on board also, by the sailors to cast ropes. on shore, but all failed. It was heart-rending to see the people on deck; but the Almighty in His all.wise providence willed it as it ter- minated. I will let you know the result of the diving apparatus."

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