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THE LOSS OF THE GLASGOW STEAM- SHIP BY FIRE. The following official communication from the British consul at New York, has been received at the Board of Trade, relative to the burning of this steam- .ahip British Consulate, New York, Aug. 4th, 1865. Sîr,-I have the honour to report to you, for the Information of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, the loss, by fire, at sea, on the 31st ultimo, of the steamship Glasgow, of Liverpool, Henry Manning, master, while on a voyage from this place to Queens- town and Liverpool. The Glasgow sailed hence on the 30th ultimo, with 27 first-class passengers and 198 steerage passengers, and a crew of 90, all told; and on the following day, at about two o'clock p.m., when in lat. 40 38 N., long. 68 33 W., fire was discovered issuing from the m&inhatch. From this time until about half-past eight every possible effort appears to have been made in vain to save the ship. The Ame- rican barque Rosamond, F. S. Wallace, maater, coming in sight during the conflagration, and lying by the disabled steamer, all the passengers were safely put on board that vessel, to which the master and crew were at length likewise transferred. On the 2nd instant they were all put by the master of the Rosamond on board the steamer Erin, of Liver- pool, Robert William Grace master, which vessel brought them to and landed them at this place yesterday morning. Captain Manning's conduct is spoken of in the highest terms of commendation by the rescued passengers, and not a little credit would appear to be due to him for his forethought and admirable management under very trying circum- stances. Captain Wallace is likewise entitled to great praise for his kind attention to the wants of the wrecked, he having found it necessary to throw over- board a considerable quantity of his cargo, consisting of coal, to accommodate them, and having apparently exerted himself to the utmost in their behalf. A meeting has been held by the Glasgow's passengers, and resolutions of a nature complimentary to Captains Manning and Wallace have been unanimously adopted. It has been impossible for me to ascertain the origin of the fire, and it is probable that it was the result of accident. The crew of the Glasgow have been brought here in a destitute condition, they having been unable to save their effects from the burning ship. I have, therefore, supplied some of them with such articles of clothing as were absolutely necessary at the public expense, although I have arranged with the agent of the steam ship company that he shall undertake their subsistence.—I have the honour, fee., (Signed) "Piebbepont EDWARDS, Acting Consul. To the Secretary, Marine Department, Board of Trade, London."

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