the Savannah Daily Herald*
SATURDAY. JUHR 3. lg6S.
FROn Ol'B EVENING EDITION
A Day of Mourning and Prayer.
Commemoration of the Death of
SUSPENSION OF BUSINESS.
Commemorative Address "by
&C., &f., &C.
I REPORTED FOR THE SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD.]
Yesterday was generally observed in this
city, in accordance with President Johnson s
proclamation, “as a dav of special humilia
tion and prayer, on account of the death of
Suspension of Business.
All business was suspended, except such
labor as was absolutely necessary. Stores
as well as government buildings, were closed,
and very few people were, seen in the streets.
Many public buildings and several private
ones were decorated with Hags trimmed with
biack. Our neighbors of the Republican,
among others, had a display of flags, with
appropriate mottoes. The Theatre was es
Services at the Second African Baptist
Church on tircen Square.
The Neptune Benevolent Association at
Savannah, having invited the Rt. Rev. D. A.
Payne, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, to deliver au address before them, a
large audience was assembled last evening
at the African Church in Green Square. The
Neptune Benevolent Association with various
other organizations of colored men. assem
bled at their hall on Liberty street, and form
ed a procession, which moved in the follow
ing order to the Church
A detachment of the 33d Regt. U. S. C. T.
with their Drum Corps and Major as escort.
Axe, Hook and Ladder Company.
( Warren Fire Engine Company No. 1.
Pulaski Fire Engine Company No. 2.
Franklin Fire Engine Company No. 3.
Tomichica Fire Cos. No. 7,
Niagara Fire Cos. No. 11.
|j Neptune Benevolent Association.
The procession marched from the Hali to
Abercom street, through Abercorn to South
Broad, dowu South Broad to Houston to the
Church. Over two thousand persons were in
the Church, and the services were in the fol
Introductry Anthem by the Choir; Hymn;
Prayer by tlie Rev. Dr. liandel; Address by
the Rt. Rev. D. A. Payne. Subject. “The
Life and Death of our Martyred President.”
Remarks were also made by Capt. Ketch
urn and a clergy man from Rhode Island.
Benediction by the Rt. Rev. D. A. Payne.
After the services at the Church; the pro
cession was reformed and moved from the
Church, through Houston to Broughton, up
Broughton to Whitaker, through Whitaker
o Liberty, down Liberty to the Hall of Nep
tune Benevolent Association, where an ad
dress was delivered by Lt. Col. Trowbridge
of the 33rd Regt. U. S. C. T. The proces
sion was then dismissed.
StivlitK in Other Ciiuithc.,
Services were held at half-past ten o’clock
a. m. in the following churches:
Christ Church (Episcopal), Rev. Charles
Coley, Assistant Rector; St. John’s Church
(Episcopal), Rev. C. F. Mcßae, Rector;
Trinity Church (Methodist), Rev. A. M.
Wiun, Pastor; Savannah Lutheran Church.
Rev. D. M. Gilbert, Pastor; Independent
Presbyterian Church, Rev. I. S. K. Axson,
Pastor: Savannah Baptist Church. Rev. Syl
vauus Lnndrum, Pastor.
Appropriate sermons were preached by
the several rectors and pastors.
Services at the Theatre.
The principal commemorative demonstra
tion was at the Theatre in the evening, where
a large assemblage gathered to listen to an
address by the Rev. J. H. Fowler, Chaplain
of the 33d Regiment U. S. C. TANARUS., upon “The
State of the Country." At an early hour the
theatre wa9 .well filled, all classes being re
presented in the audience, citizens, both old
and new, soldiers in large numbers, and a
fair attendance of ladies.
The gal'ery was devoted to the colored
people, and wis densely crowded. They
paid throughout close and intelligent atten
tion to the discourse of the speaker, frequent
ly applauding enthusiastically.
The Theatre was most beautifully and ap
propriately decorated for the occasion. Au
aich-scene was run out upon the stage, and
within this were tastefully upon
either side the folds of American flag, draped
with the white and black symbols of mourn
ing. Between the parting folds was a trans
parency devised by Albert Fest and J. If.
Normuan, orderlies at Gen. Birge’s Head
quarters, bearing the design of a broken
column with the words,
“In..Uemor>- of our Lute President, A bra
bttin Lincoln. ’
From this tasteful centre-piece festoons of
mingled white and black, extended to the
wings which were decorated with regimental
colors and battle-flags. The boxes and the
entire cj/rclp of the were draped with
hangings of mourning looped with knots al-
I terpately black and white. The decorations
were in every regard tastpfnlly designed, and
the effect of the whole was exceedingly
I chaste, u-flecting much credit upon the com
mittee of ladies who had the matter in hand.
The speaker's desk was appropriately en
veloped with the stars and stripes The
band of music of the 6th U. S. Infantry was
preseat and furnished excellent music.
Col. A. W. Stone
called the assemblage to order and intro
duced, with a few well-chosen words, the
speaker of the evening, Chaplain J. H. Fow
Mr. Fowler was received with applause,
and spoke in substance as follows, being fre
quently interrupted with applause.
Mr. Fowler's Address
Our experience covers the transitional
epoch between two geological periods and
laps on to both. Os this experience the
speaker would not attempt an exhaustive in
terpretation, but call attention to some promi
nent facts which cleatly indicated our pre
sent condition, and point to the future. Tims
hare come to arm-*, ideas long standing grow
ing into institutions and civilizations, belong
ing to different ages and countries of the
world have developed here in this age and
country, as has been possible in none other
and these have come to arms. The
long and bloody conflict is ended.—
The victory is to one side. The laws of the
universe have given it, for the Union train is
chained to the stars. The freight forbidden
by these laws to pass through the nineteenth
century was thrown over by the forward
cars, while the rear cars clung to it. This
caused a dispute, resulting in an attempt to
sever the connection and upset the rear cars,
spilling out the disputed freight. The freight
is gone forever. The connection is good.—
The trail is one forever.
Shall the rear cars go ou up side dowu,
split and splitting all the way, or shall they
come “right side up,” and the whole train
move on loaded with homogeneous freight ?
This last is decreed by the same laws that
upset them. The war wa9 not to divide the
Union, but to kill slavery and open up the
Sonfk to the ideas and institutions of New
Henceforth we are to be one people, a
power on tbe earth, a nation of Yankees
who progress by the obstacles they encoun
ter. The South in fighting against the North
has unconsciously made themselves Yan
kees. The two sections have met in new
relations and learned to respect each other.
The war has left us in debt, but has discov
ered to us new sources of wealth in ourselves
and in our country, and taught us how rich
wc are. It has done more for the South
than the North. It has t solved flic
great question of Southern Com
mercial Conventions and of Southern Rights.
The light soil of the lower country is pecu
liarly adapted to machine culture, and the
curse of slavery lifted therefrom it will invite
the enterprise of the world. The “up coun
try” waterfalls will be taught to run machine
ry and manuiacture the home products, bring
ing a market to every mans door, and in a
few years these lands gone down with the
currency, will rise far above their former
value, for tbe whole average productions of
tbe South will double.
Finally, the Confederacy is collapsed, and
what is lost ? Not States’ Rights, for these
are now, for the first time, made possible.
Not State Sovereignty, for this never did
and never can exist in this country. Man is
the only sovereign, under God, possible
among us. His will not in conflict with right
or that of bodies of men is supreme. The
will of a majority of the whole nation Is the
supreme law of the land as much a3 that
of the people of a State for the State, or that
of the people of a city for the city, when
these last shall not conflict with the first.
This is pure Democracy; and for Demo
cracy the continent, was made long before a
European ever saw it. Democracy must pre
I*OSS OP THE STEAMER GOV. TROUP.
Three Hundred Bales of Cottou Destroy
cd—Most of the Passengers and Crew
Saved, with Loss of Baggage—Sever
al Negroes Drowned.
On Sunday afternoon last the steamer Gov.
Troup left Augusta for Savannah, with a
crew and passenger list of over two hundred
persons. Among the passengers were fifteen
or twenty ladies and some children, but a
large proportion of those on board were col
The Troup proceeded down the river to
the steamer Amazon, which lay snagged and
at Sand Bar Ferry, four miles below
Augusta. The Troup took on l>oard from
the Amazon three hundred bales of cotton.
Capt. Davis expressed fears of the cotton
taking fire, it being in very bad order, with
no covering and very few ties. Ou Monday
morning the steamer started down the river.
At a quarter of.eleven o’clock a. no., nine
miles below Augusta, au alarm of fire was
sounded. Capt. Davis rushed aft and dis
covered the cotton on fire iu two places on
the starboard side. Knowing that it would
be impossible to save the steamer or cargo,
he immediately ordered the boat to be round
ed and run into the Carolina bank of the
river, which be succeeded in doing. The
flames were rapidly extending forward, and
all exertions were devoted to saving the lives
of those on board, with great success.—
Capt. Davis and the colored pilot for the Al
tamaha river remained behind till the last,
rescued a lady and child, aud then jumped
overboard, and by swimming reached the
bank of the river.
The Captain expresses himself certain that
no lives were lost of those who jumped over
hoard on- the port side of the boat. A number
of colored persons on the starboard side,
jumped overboard, and it is thought that some
of them were lost. Capt. Davis had his left
arm badly burned, and the back of his head.
Three small mail bags containing U. 8 Mail
matter were in the Captain’s room ; be suc
ceeded in getting the pouches out on the up
per deck, but being surrounded by the flames
had to save himself without them.
Mr. A, A. Rioe, Superintendent of Adams
Express wason board, and saved the Express
The crew and passengers lost all their bag
gage and effects.
The Guv. Troup is burnt to tbe water’s
edge and is a total loss, she was built at Dub
lin, Laurens county, on the Oconee river,
and is about eight years old. Two years ago
the Confederate Government purchased her
for $16,000, and had her rebuilt at Quin's
Landing, on the Altamaha river. She was
then used for the collection of tithes on tiie
Ocouee, Altamaha and Ocmulgee rivers.
Alf the lady passengers with their chil
dren M-ere sent hack to Augusta. The crew
w T ere ordered by Capt. Davis to report also
to Headquarters at Augusta.
Mrs. Geo. L. Cope and family of Savannah,
were on Imard, and were saved.
The fire originated by flakes from the
smoke stack ; the escape from the engines is
through the stack, causing an unusual draft.
A despatch from Gen. Moliueux to Capt.
Matthew's, A. A. G., says that several ne
groes lost their live3, and the news is con
firmed bj’ the Amazon, which arrived to-day.
LATER FROM THE NORTH.
NEW YORK PAPERS OK TIIE 28TIL
Surrender of Kirby Smith and HiS Whole
REMISSION OF SENTENCES BY MILI
Union Meeting at tl»e Capital of Alabama.
GOLD 136 7~8.
By the arrival of the steamer Champion at
Hilton Head, we have New York papers of
We make as full extracts regarding the most
important news as our space will permit.
Further extracts will appear in our morning
Official Announcement of the Surrender
of Kirby Smith,
Washington, May 27, 1865, >
Major General Dix, New Y'ork :
A despatch from General Canby, dated
at New Orleans yesterday, tbe 2i»th inst.,
states that arrangements for the surrender
of tbe Confederate lorces in the Trans-Mis
sissippi Department have been concluded.
They include the men and -materiel of tiie
army and navy.
Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.
Military Sentences Remitted.
Washington, May 27, 1865.
The following order has been issued from
the War Department:
That in all eases of sentences by militaiy
tribunals of imprisonment during the war,
tbe sentences be remitted, and that tiie pris
oners lie discharged.
The Adjutant General will issue imme
diately the necessary instructions to carry
th is order into effect. By order of
Edwin M. Stanton, Sec. of War.
Union Meeting in Alabama.
(From the New York Herald, 2Stn.j
At a meeting of citizens held in the capital
of Alabama on the 11th instant a petition was
prepared to be forwarded to the President,
praying him either to permit the rebel Gov
ernor to call tbe Legislature together or to
appoint a military Governor, for the relief ol
the people. General Dick Taylor, in the
official order to his army announcing its sur
render, speaks in high terms of General
Canby’s conduct during tbe negotiations,
and characterizes the terms granted by him
as most fair and generous. Taylor tells his
men that if any of then? fail to observe tbe
stipulations of surrender they wili deserve
the severest punishment.
Capture of Suspicious Persons.
[From the New York Herald, 28th.]
A sailboat containing seven white men and
a colored servant was discovered and captur
ed off Cape Sable, Florida, on the 17th Inst.,
by a detachment of the Second Florida na
tional cavalry, who had been in search of the
party along the coast for some days. As the
baggage of the white captives contained con
siderable rebel money, rebel documents and
some gold, and as they appeared to be very
intelligent men, and acknowledged having
recently been in Richmond, tliev are suppos
ed to be persons who have held positions of
importance in the Confederacy,* and who
were endeavoring to make their escape to
The stock market was extremely dull, but
steady, yesterday. Government securities
were inactive. Gold was firm, and, after
opening at 136 1-4, closed at 137 1-4 at 5, P.
M., ana at 13G 7-H at night.
From Augusta. —The steamer Amazon,
Ensign Lawton, U. S. N., in charge, having
on board about 377 bales of cottou, arrived
this lnoiuing. The Amazon w T as slightly
snagged while passing over Sand Bar Ferry.
The damages were quickly repaired. The
following is the list of passengers by the Ama
J. C. Phelps, Mrs. Mary Bell, Mr. Alexan
der Bell, John Middleton, Mrs. C. A. Lamar,
and 4 children, Miss Hamilton, James Rank
iu, Mrs. P. L. Wall aud one child, Mrs. Jane
Cranston aud family, Miss E. A. Sibley, A.
W. Johnston. G. Volger wife and family,
Miss Anna Volger, C. Breyvogie and wife,
P. L. Berry.
We shall publish extracts from our tiles of
Augusta papers, to-morrow morning.
Coal for tub Savannah Gas Light Com
pany.—The schooner E. G. Finngly, Capt.
Heather, arrived yesterday from Philadelphia
with a load of coal consigned to the Savan
nah Gas Light Company.
YORK HERALD CORRESPONDENT.
The office of the New York Herald Coirespondent
111 BAY STREET,
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[OFFICIAL.] « - -
HEADQ’RS. DEPT. OF TOE SOUTH.
Hilton Head, 8. O , May 25,1865.
General Orders I
No. 71. /
1. The following Executive Order by his Excellency,
the President of the United States, dated April 22th,
1865, and the following Rules and Regulations of the
Treasury Department, approved by the President on
May 9th. 1865 are hereby published for the information
and gnidanee of this Command:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, )
Washington. April 29, IS*:,. /
Being desirous to relieve all loyal citizens aud well
disposed persons residing in insurrectionary States
from unnecessary commercial restrictions, and to en
courage them to return to peaceful pursuits, it is here
I. That all restrictions upon internal, domestic and
coastwise commercial intercourse he di-continued in
such parts of the States oi Tennessee, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina. Georgia. Florida, Alabama.
Mississippi, and so mnch of Louisiana as lies east of
the Mississippi river, as shall be embraced within the
lines of uutional military occupation, excepting only
snch restrictions as are imposed by acts of Congress
and regulations in pursuance thereof, prescribed by
the Secietary of the Treasury, and approved by the
President; and excepting also from the effect of this
order the following articles contraband of war, to-wit:
Arms, ammunition, all articles from which ammuni
tion is manufactured, gray uniforms and doth, loco
motives, cars, railroad iron, and machinery for opera
ting railroads, telegraph wires, insulators, and instru
ments for operating telegraphic lines.
If. That all existing military and naval orders in
any manner restricting internal, domestic and coast
wise commercial intercouse and trade with or in the
localities abome named be, and the same are hereby
revoked ; and that no militaiy or naval officer, in any
manner, interrupt or interfere with the same, or with
any b'-ats or other vessels engaged therein, under
proper authority, pursuant to the regulations of the
Secretary of the Treasury
RULES AND REGULATIONS CONOEBNIEG COMMERCIAL IN
TEKCOURSE WITH AND IN INSURRECTIONARY STATES.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, )
May 9, 1865./
With a view of carrying out the purposes of the Ex
ecutive, as expressed in his executive order, beariug
date April 29,1865, “to relieve all loyal citizens and
well-disposed persons residing in insurieotionary
States from unnecessary commercial restrictions, and
to encourage them to return to peaceful pursuits,” tiie
following regulations are prescribed, and will hereaf
ter govern commercial intercourse in aud between the
States of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia. Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and
Louisiana cast of the Mississippi river, heretotore de
clared in insurrection, and the loyal States.
All commercial transactions under these resolutions
shall be conducted under the supervision of officers of
the customs, and others acting as officers of the cus
IT, PROHIBITED ARTICLES.
The following articles are prohibited, and none such
will be allowed to he transported to or within any
State heretofore declared in insurrection, except on
Government account, viz: Arms, ammunition, all
articles f om which ammunition is manufactured,gray
uniforms and locomotives, cars.r ailroad iron, and ma
chinery for operating railroads, telegraph wires, insu
lators, and instruments lor operating telegraph wires.
ill. AMOUNTS OE PRODUCE ALLOWED, AND PLACES TO
WUIOU BCOU MAY liH TRANSPORTED.
It having been determined and agreed upon by the
proper oflicers of the War and Treasury Departments,
In accordance with the requirement of section 9 of the
act of July 2, ISC4, that the amount of goods required
to supply the necessities of loyal persons residing in
insurrectionary States, within the military lines of the
United Staffes forces, shall be an amount equal to the
aggregate of the applications therefor, and that the
piaces to which such goods may he taken shall be all
places within such lines that may be named in the
several applications for transportation thereto, it is
therefore directed that clearance shall be granted,npon
application, by any loyal person or party, for all goods
and merchandise not prohibited, in such amounts,and
to such places which, under the revenue and collection
laws of the United States,.have been created ports of
entry and delivery in the coastwise trade, as the appli
cant may desire.
Before any vessel shall be cleared for any port with
in the insurrectionary States, or from one port to an
other therein, or from any such ports to a port in the
loyal States, the master of every such vessel shall pre
sent to the proper officer of customs, or other officer
acting as such, a manifest of her cargo, which mani
fest shall set forth the character of the merchandise
composing said cargo, and, if showing no prohibited
articles, shall be certified by such officer of the custom.
V. ARRIVAL AND DI3CIIABOE OE CAROO IN AN INSURREC
On the arrival of any such vessel at the port of des
tination, it shall be the duty of the master thereof
forthwith to present to the proper officer of the cus
toms the certified manifest of her cargo: whereupon
the officer shall cause the vessel to be discharged un
der his general supervision ; and, if tiie cargo is found
to correspond with the manifest, a certificate to that
effect shall be given to said master.
If there shall oe found on board any prohibited arti
cles. snch articles shall be seized and held subject to
tiie orders of the Secretary of the Treasury; and the
officer shall forthwith report to the Department of the
facts ofthe case; and any such vessel arriving from
any foreign port, or from any domestic port without a
proner clearance, or with contraband articles on board,
shall, with the cargo, be -eized and held as subject to
confiscation under the laws of the United States.
VI. LANDING WITHIN AND DEPARTURE FROM AN INSUR
Vessels in ports within an insurrectionary State, not
declared by proclainat ion open to the commerce of
the world, shall be laden under the supervision of the
proper officer of this Department, whose duty it shall
be to require before any articles aie allowed to be
shipped, satisfactory evidence that upon all merchan
dise so shipped the taxes and lees required by law 1
and these regulations have been paid or secured to
he paid, which fact, with the amount so paid, sha 1 be
certified upon the manifest before’clearance shad be
granted; and if, upon any articles so shipped, the
fees and internal revenue tuxes, or either, shall only
have secured to be paid, such fact shall be noted npon
the manifest, aud the proper officer at the port of
destination of such vessel shall hold the goods until
all such taxes and fees shall be paid according to law
aud t hese regniat ions.
vu. Surri.t stores.
Persons desiring to keep a supply store at any place
within an insurrectionary State shall make applica
tion therefor to the nearest officer of the Treasury
Department, w hich application shall set forth that the
applicant is loyal to the Government of the United
Slates; and upon filing evidence of such lovalty a
license for such supply store shall be forthwith grant
ed ; and the person to whom the license is given shall
be authorized to purchase goods at any other supply
store within the insurrectionary States, or at such other
point in the United States as he may select.
VIII. KXOKPTED ARTICLES.
All articles of local production aud consumption,
such as fresh vegetables, fruits, butter, ice, eggs,
Iresh meat, wood, coal, &c., &t\, may, without fee or
restriction, be freely transported and sold at snch
points within an insurrectionary State as the owner
therefor may desire.
IX. 81111’.KENT OK PRODUCTS OF AN INSURRECTIONARY
All cotton not produced by persons with their own
labor, or with the labor of freedmeu or others em
ployed and- paid by them, must, before shipment to
any port or place in a loyal State, be sold to and and
resold by an officer of the Government especially ap
pointed for the purpose, under regulations prescribed
by the Secretary of the Treasury and approved by the
President; and before allowing any cotton or other
product to he shipped or granting clearance lor any
vessel, the proper custom officer, or other nerson act
ing as such must require from the purchasing Agen t or
the internal revenue officer a ceriifieate Unit cotton
proposed to be shipped has been resold by him, or that
twenty-five per cent, of the value thereof has been
paid to such purchasing Agent in money, and that the
cotton is thereby free from further fee or tax. if the
cotton proposed to be shipped is claimed to be the pro
duct of a person's own labor or of freedmeu or others
employed aud paid by them, the officer will require
Uwt the shipping fee of three cents per pound shall be
paid or secured to be paid thereon.
If any product other than cotton i? offered for ship
ment, the certificate of the internal revenue offieer.
that all internal taxes due thereon have been collect
ed and paid, must be produced prior to such products
being shipped or cleared; and if there is no internal
revenue officer, then such taxes shall be collected by
the customs officer, or he shall cause the same to be
secure a to be paid as provided in these regulations.
X. INLANL TBANSPoBTATION.
The provisions of these regulations, necessarily
modified, shall be considered applicable to all ski; -
un uts inland to or within insurrectionary States by
any means ot transportation whatsover,
- xt. CHARGES
Goods not prohibited may be transj orted to in nrT*f
tionary States free.
The charges upon all pToducts shipped or tri nspr rttd
from an insurrectionary State, other than upon coUuu
shall be the charges prescribed by the internal revenue
'* w » . tpon a>tton. other iha» that pqrehaaea aud
resold by the Government, three cenu pw
which must bo credited by the officer
follows, Viz: two cepte per iwuud as the hitirnaT'tax
aud one cent per pound as the shipping fee All cot
ton purchased and mold by the Government shall be
allowed to be transported free from all fees and laxes
XII, RECORDS TO HE KKPT.
Full and complete accounts and records must be
kept, by all officers acting under these regulation sos
their transactions under them, in snch manner and
form as shall be prescribed by the Commissioner of
XIII. LOYALTY A REQUISITE.
No goods shall be sold to au insurrectionary State
by or to, nor any transaction held with, anv person or
States 18 n ° l Government of the United
of 10va,, - v m,,Bt he the ’ akiu g and subscribing
the following oath, or evidence to be filled that it or
one similar in purport and meaning lias been taken.
—rtVTTTT’ *s° Bolemn ly swear in the presence
of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully sud
port, protect and defend the Constitution ofthe United
States,and all laws made in pursuance thereto."
FORMER REGULATIONS REVOKED
These regulations shall take effect ana be in force on
and after the 19th dfl,v of May, 1865. aud shall super
sedeuil other regulations and circulars heretofore L
scribed by the Treasury Department concerning com
mercial intercourse between loyal and insurrectionary
States, all of which are hereby rescinded and annulled
Secretary of the Treasury *
Executive Chamhee. >
Washington City, May 9,18C5 f
The foregoing rules and regulations concerning com
mercial intercourse with and in States and parts of
States declared in insurrection, prescribed by the
Secretary of the Treasury in conformity with Acts of
Congress relating thereto, having been seen and con
sidered by me, are hereby approved.
11. In obedience to said Executive Order all exist
ing Departmental Orders in any manner restricting in
ternal, and mestic and coastwise commercial intercourse
and trade with or in the limits of the Department of
the South are hereby revoked, and it is hereby an
nounced that the entire Department of the South is ta
he regarded as being embraced within the limits ofthe
National Military occupation.
111. The collection of the one per cent. Depart
ment Military Tax, imposed by General Orders No 5
and 46, current series, from these headquarters, is
IV. While military restrictions npon trade are thus
removed, still District aud Post Commanders are re
minded that they are expected to keep such a miiitary
control over all merchants and traders as is necessary
forthe maintenance of good order and a pioper police
within their commands. To this end they are author
ized to so regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors,
ales and wines as may seem to them requisite.
By Command of Major General
<m Q. A. GILMORE,
W. L. M. Burger,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Official : ’.T. D. Hodges.
Captain 35th U. S. C. TANARUS., and A. A. A. General.
may 29—7 t
TMPORTANT NOTICE TO COTTON OWNHRS.
Office of the U. S. Purchasing Agent, I
_ Savannah, Ga., May 22, 1805. /
The attention of cotton owners is called to the fol
lowing extracts from the “Amended Regulations for
the purchase of products of the insurrectionary States
ou Government Account, ” issued from the Treasury
Department of date May 9th, 1865, and approved by
the President of the same date.
“I. Agents shall be appointed by the Secretary of
the Treasury, with the approval of the Pieeident, to
purchase for the United States, under special instruc
tions from the Secretary of the Treasury, products of
the States declared to be in insurrection at such places
as may from time to time be designated by the Secre
tary of the Treasury as markets Or places of purchase.
111. The operations of Purchasing Agents shall be
couflned to the single article of Cotton; and they
shall give public notice at the place to which they
rhall be assigned, that they will purchase, in accord
ance with these regulations, all cotton not captured
or abandoned, which may be brought to them.
IV. To meet the requirements of the Bth section of
the Act of July 2, 1364, the Ag-nts shall secure ail
cotton so brought, and forthw th return to the seller
three-fourths thereof, which portion shall be an aver
age grade of the whole, according to the certificate of
a sworn sampler or expert.
V. All cotton purchased and resold by purchasing
Agents shall be exempt from all fine and all internal
taxes. And the Agent selling shall mark the samd
“FREE” and furnish to the purchaser a bill of sale
duly aud accurately describing the character and quan
tity sold, and containing a certificate that it is exempt
from taxes and fees as above.
«« ***«»*• »«
IX, All Agents are prohibited from purchasing any
product of an insurrectionary state, which phall have
been captured by the m litary or uaval forces of the
United States, or which shall have been abandoned
by the lawful owner thereof.
X. “These regulations, whieh are intended to revoke
ana annul all others on the suoject heretofore made,
will take effect aud be in torce on and after May loth,
The undersigned has been appointed Purchasing
Agent at Savannah, and hereby gives notice that he is
prepared to purchase, in accordance with the regula
tious, of which the above paragraphs are extracts, all
Cotton not captured or abandoned, which may be
brought to him.
The vrar is virtually closed, and to the end that the
people may, to as full an extent as possible, commence
to reap tiie benefits of a state of peace, it is desiraqle
that the old and regular channels of trade be re-estab
ed, new ones opened, and the occupations of the j eo
ple, both iu city and country, be resumed. It is ex
pected that the purchase, by the Treasury Department,
in good faith of the cotton ip the country now in the
hands of its owners, returning therefor a’falr and lion
est equivalent, will largely tend to bring about a state
of things so much to be desired by all.
iplicstrictions upon trade are now virtually abolished,
and citizens may, with a few unimportant exceptions,
now purchase and take away whatever their necessi
ties require, and I feel satisfied that the disposition to
do all that may be done to bring about once moiea
normal and healthy condition of trade will not be
wanting. Cotton owners inay rest assured that it is
now perfectly safe (so far at least as any interferi nee
on the part of the Government isconcemedj for them
tobnng in and dispose of their cotton, The fullest
protection will be guaranteed, upon its arrival in Ba
vannah. and such otiier protection and safe conduct as
the Agent may he able to obtain for cotton in transitu
will be freely afforded
It is hoped that before lorg enterprise will open up
belter and safer means of co.inmunicntion with, and
transportation to, Savannah from the interior than
now' exists. In the meantime, and until that takes
place, owners of Cotton at distant point* desirous 6f
marketing it at Savannah, will doubtless lie able kj
devise temporary expedients for accomplishing that
T. P ROBB,
, U. 8. Purchasing Agent.
Brevet Major General Commanding
may 23 ts
HEADQ’RS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,
.Hilton Head, 8. C., May 18, 1&65.
No. 75. /
The following Special Order from the War Depart-
hereby published lor ibe information of this
Adjutant General's Office
„ „ Washington, May Toth, 1865.
Special Orders, )
No. 219. /
105. By direction of the President, upon the report of
the Judge Advocate General, Ist Lieut. Mnximiliau
Kosenburg, 54th New York Volunteers, dismissed by
General Orders No. 105, Headquarters, Department of
the South, December 16th, 1864, confirmed by Special
Orders .No- 35, Paragraph 46, January 23d, 1865, from
this Office, is hereby restored to his command, with
date from the day at which he rejoius his regiment for
duty, provided tie vacancy has not been'filled, evi
dence of which must be obtained from the Gove, nor,
* * * * * 4* *
By order of the Secretary of War.
E. D TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant Oeueidl.
By command cf Maj. Gen. Q. A. GILLMORK,
W. L. M, Him.is.
Assistant Adjutant Genual.
T. D. Hodges,
Capt. 35th U S C TANARUS., Act. Asst. Adit. Gen.
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES. _
. Savannah, Ga., May 27, 18is. ,
General Order, \
No. 38. j
General Order No. 21, forbidding the parsing out or
in through the military lines of this Post, of letters
newspapers or written commnuication, is hereby re
By command of Brvt. Maj. Gen. GROVER
Edward G. Dike. A. A. G. may 27