FORT MONORE, May 4.
The Merrimac made her appearance beyond Sewall’s Point at 1 o’clock to-day. – She stood off the Point, and up to 4 o’clock has not changed her location. She is not attended by other gunboats.
BALTIMORE, May 5.
The regular news letter from Old Point is received. The Merrimac remained out till 4 o’clock on the 4th inst. and then disappeared beyond Sewall’s Point. Since her last appearance she has had a ram twenty feet in length added to her bow.
The French minister at Washington, Mr. Mercier, arrived at Yorktown on Sunday morning in a special boat form Washington. The Gasendi was to go for him last night.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, May 6, 1862, p. 1