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the Savannah Daily Herald* SATURDAY. JUHR 3. lg6S. FROn Ol'B EVENING EDITION OF YESTERDAY. A Day of Mourning and Prayer. * Commemoration of the Death of President Eineoln. SUSPENSION OF BUSINESS. Commemorative Address "by Chaplain Fowler. DECORATIONS, &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 President Lincoln.” 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. Decorations. 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 pecially decorated. 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 lowing order: 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. Decorations. 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 ler. 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 England. 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 vail. 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 ored persons. 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 Mail Pouch. 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 Command, REMISSION OF SENTENCES BY MILI TARY TRIBUNALS. 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 the 28th. We make as full extracts regarding the most important news as our space will permit. Further extracts will appear in our morning edition. Official Announcement of the Surrender of Kirby Smith, War Department,") 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 Tiie President. 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 Havana. Gold. 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 zon : 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, ' CT3TAIES. ttflr22 t s fffttial, [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 order. 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 by ordered: 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 ANDREW JOHNSON. 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. i. 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 toms. 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 TIONARY STATE. 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 RECTIONARY STATE. 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 STATE. 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 whatsoever. 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 Customs. 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 HUGH MrCtTLLOCH, 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. ANDREW JOHNSON. 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 hereby discontinued. 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, 1 65.” 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 end. T. P ROBB, , U. 8. Purchasing Agent. Approved : C. GROVER, Brevet Major General Commanding may 23 ts [Official,] : HEADQ’RS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, .Hilton Head, 8. C., May 18, 1&65. General Order] No. 75. / The following Special Order from the War Depart- hereby published lor ibe information of this command: WAR DEPARTMENT, Adjutant General's Office „ „ Washington, May Toth, 1865. Special Orders, ) No. 219. / fE.VTRACT.] 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, Assistant Adjutant Genual. T. D. Hodges, Capt. 35th U S C TANARUS., Act. Asst. Adit. Gen. may3l-7t . 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 voked. By command of Brvt. Maj. Gen. GROVER Edward G. Dike. A. A. G. may 27