This chapter highlights the troubles that Sam Whiting encountered before and after he arrived in Nassau. It presents Whiting's depressing observation he had made in his short time in Nassau: “There is a strong feeling in favor of the rebellion army among British officials and merchants.” The chapter also introduces merchant Henry Adderley, the soon-to-be most powerful man in the Bahamas. Though it was early in the game, Whiting had already recognized one of the key features of the way Adderley and others would operate. By using his pre-war connections in ports like Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Saint John, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Adderley would secure goods from the North and from England for shipment to the Confederacy and use these ports as false destinations on the manifests of the ships he sent to Charleston, Wilmington, and Savannah. Ultimately, the chapter illustrates the importance of Lewis Heyliger in Nassau. It analyzes the critical part he played in the Great Carnival and the business dealings he made in the Bahamas.
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