The American Consulate paid an official visit to the U.S. warships in harbour today, and was saluted in due form by the Augusta.
The U.S. Monitor Miantonomoh and steamer Augusta sailed this afternoon for St. Johns, Nfld. We are informed that since their arrival here some 15 of the crew deserted, only one of whom was recaptured.
It is said that over one hundred men are employed in the extension of the Lunatic Asylum. If the Legislators Mr. Archibald set down as lunatics from Tupper down to Longley, in the Pictou railway debate, are to be accommodated there, the work cannot proceed too fast.
Halifax Citizen, May 17, 1866. Page 3, Column 4. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=D90uR9ClOh8C&dat=18660517&printsec=frontpage&hl=en