The Savannah Daily Herald.
TRIDAY. JUNK ». 1865.
FKO.TI OCR EVENING EDITION
Teleuravhic Despatches Uncalled Fob.
A uuinbei of despatches addressed to parties
in this city with iosufficieut directions, re
main in the Telegraph Office at the Exchange.
Some of them Lave been left at the Post Office.
The line North is now open to all parlies
who have taken the Oath of Allegiauce to
the U. 8. Government.
Swkatnam’s Varieties. —At the first rep
resentation of Jack Sheppard at this theatre
last evening, the house was literally packed.
The “Jack Sheppard,” of Miss Lotty How
land, was a dashing and effective personation, |
and an excellent support was given by the
company. Jack Sheppard will be repeated,
lor the last time, this evening. Manager
Sweutnam is now giving a series of excellent
dramatic performances, and should be well
sustained by the theatre-going public.
Another Arrival oe Ice for the U. 8.
Hospitals. —This morning the schr. Corde
lia Newkirk, Capt. 8. Waver, from Gardiner
Maine, via Hilton Head, arrived at the wharf
foot ot Drayton street. The Cordelia New
kirk has on boaid two hundred and seventy
tons of ice for the use of the U. 8. Hospitals.
Messrs. Cheesman & Marshall, are the con
signees of this cargo, and also the cargo of
the schr. Union Flag.
The citizens can be supplied with ice by
this firm from their stock boused on Dray
ton 9tre?t, near State street at Wiltbeigers
old ice house.
By a special order of the War Department
all our soldiers, who have suffered the horrors
of Libby, Audersonville,Florence, aud other
Rebel prisons, are not only to be at once mus
tered out without any red-tape formalities,
but are to have, each man, three months ex
The Coal Miuers iu Pennsylvania and Ohio
are rioting aud making so much trouble, that
the military have been called out to put them
down. Takiug advantage of the state of the
country and the currency, and the scarcity of
laborers, they have for the past two or three
years demanded and received the most exor
bitant prices for their work, couflnou labor -
ers having been paid seven dollars a duy.
The masters having announced a reduction
of wages, and then having put on returned
soldiers in place of those miners who refused
to work at the diminished rates, the old
hands attacked the new-comers aud tried to
drive them off. Hence the cull for the mili
A musical genius named Ferreyru is as
touisiiiug the Parisians by imitating the flute
with his fingers aud mouth only’, and per
forming iu this strange way the most diffi
cult pieces of music.
Our soldiers who are being mustered out,
ure all to be allowed to have as their own,
tlieir arms and equipments, which will
doubile&s be preserved by them as most pre
The Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, of Elmira,
N. Y., has been making a seusution by
preaching a sermon in favor of drinking good
ale, etc. in moderation. He says he nas
tried nearly every drinking house iu Elmira
and at not more than one or two could be
find a glass ot ale fit lo driuk.
Thomas is a brother of Heury Wurd
The annual dinner of the “Tom Moore As
sociation ’ came off In New York on the
evening of the Ist inst. Songs, speeches,
good eating aud jolly drinking weie the order
of the night.
General Aveiill, the we 11-known spirited
cavalry leader, has resigned.
A delegation from South Carolina is pre
sent in Washington to consult with the Presi
dent on the subject of reconstruction. The
llou. W. W. Boyce, a former member of
Congress from S. C., heads the party.
There is a report that Mui. Gen. George
H. Thomas, the hero of Shiloh and Chica
muuga, is to have command of the Depart
ment of Yivgiula.
A generous clerk in the Treasury Depart
ment has recently given up his situation that
a Federal soldier may have it.
With General Sheridan, “Galloping Phil,”
who just now is travelling Southward, the
public seem to have but little better success,
iu Cincinnati, he atteuded the Theatre, was
at once recognized, though in civilians dress,
was loudly and repeatedly cheered, and was
ot course called upou for a speech. All they
got out of gallant Phil, was this;
Ladies and geutlemeu, I thank you for
this compliment to-night. I can't make a
speech, and you must excuse me.”
Ihe General having declined to make u
speech, a call was made for Mr. J. Buchan
an Read, tile author of that stirring poem
“Sheridan s Ride.” Mr. Read came to the
trout of his box, and in response to the audi
ence, he read his poem, which was received
with cheers and long continued applause.
Geu. Sheridan goes to New .Orleans and
Texas, to take the place of Geu. Banks,
whom he supercedes, and who lrus been or
dered to report at once, at Waltham, Muss.,
General Banks’ Southern Operations, are
undergoing an investigation at the War De
HOWELL COBB—HIS IL4\k OFFEICE.
Howell Cobb has fallen into our bauds, but,
it is said, he has been paroled. There is, with
I the exception of Jefferson Davis himself, uot
. rtf. of the Southern politicians who is more
ck attention at the hands of the offl
i cers ot the law than this Georgian worthy.—
i He was Secretary of the Treasury iu 1801,
and was one of the original plotters of the re
bellion So fur lrom resigning his office,
however, when he determined to take pait iD
it, lie deliberately remained iu it, and used
the powers it In-stowed ou him for the des
truction of the government, thus committing
double perjury. With ample funds in his
hands, he deliberately failed to pay the inter
est on the public debt, aud the credit of the
United States was only saved lrom receiving
a disgraceful and disastrous shock, by some
merchants of this city coming forward aud
voluntarily advancing the required amount.
We believe there iS uot to be found iu the
political history of any country an example
of greater baseness and perfidy than this of
Cobh’s; aud what makes it all the worse is,
that he had the audacity, after perpetratiug
it, to come to New York, and brag ot it
openly, in ihe faces of the people whom he
had swindled and outraged, announcing that
“the whole thing”—meaning the national
government—“was gone up.
Now treason is bad enough, but Cobb’s of
fence is more than treason; it is treason ag
gravated by perjury and fraud. 8o time
though he lias done less mischief than
Jefferson Davis, lie is not one whit less crimi
nal. Davis’ conduct has been comparative
ly manly and above board. In his reply to
M:. Johnson in 18GI, in the Senate, Davis
refused to assail the government under the
forms of the constitution, and betook himself
incontentty to the tented field. But Cobb,
calmly proceeded to abuse his trust for the
confusion and destruction of the power which
iiad employed him, aud which lie had sworn
to uphold and defend. There is no man who
lias the sense of right and wrong left him,
who, no matter what his opinion may be of
the lawfulness or unlawfulness of the rebel
lion, can avoid passing the bitterest condem
nation on Cobb’s conduct, and his punish
ment is called for not simply iu the interest
ot the government which lie betrayed, but of
public morality.—A 7 . 11 Tim?*
COLORED UNION LEAGUE.
The following resolutions, adopted among
others at a meeting of the Colored Union
League, yesterday, we take from the Repub
Resolved, That while we hail with grati
tude the return of peace to our suffering
country, and, with inexpressible joy accept
at the baud ol God and our good govern
ment, the priceless boon of Liberty, we will
cherish no enmity towards those who held us
in bondage, and sought to destroy the Union,
but will welcome them to their homes, to the
Union, aud to the peaceful put suits of life,
aud will strive to co operate with them to re
store industry and build up the institutions
of freedom ; that while we claim to be truly
loyal citizens aud expect the piivileges be
longing to all such, we ask nothing we are
unwilliug to share with all others who are
al so loyal.
Resolved, That we do expect, aud ask, not
as a reward, but as a right, that the Govern
ment will allow us uot only to pay taxes for
its support, but to vote tor its maintainauce,
and to help elect our representatives who
make the laws of the State and natiou that
we are to obey.
Resolved, Tnat while we condole with our
brethren of color in North Carolina, who seem
by proclamation of ihe President, to be ex
cluded from all participation iu the Conven
tion that is to determine tlieir future status
and define their rights and duties, we exhort
them earnestly to use every lawful and peace
ful means in their power to secure a just vote
when the question is finally settled in Con
gress of the United States.
Resolved, That while we are grieved for
others and alarmed lor ourselves in view of
the precedents already established in Tennes
see, Virginia and North Caroliua, where those
who have fought against the Union can, by
taking tbe amnesty oath, exercise the right
of suffrage, while many who witP hearts ever
loyal have fought hard for the Union are de
prived of this privilege, we will not lose hope
or be discouraged, but will petition and pray
to God and mau, and in every lawful way
work lor the ballot as the most effective
means of securing tbe blessiugs of liberty and
serving our couutry.
Resolved, That we have with anxious soli
citude watched the course of our friends in
the North, as well as iu the South, and ten
dering to them our deepest gratitude for what
they have doue for us, we beg of them to
continue tlieir geuerous efforts until, by add
ing to our freedom tbe right of suffrage, they
shall place upon us and our posterity a dou
ble debt of gratitude which only eternity can
THE EXCEPTIONS IN THE AMNESTY
In an editorial upon the Amnesty Procla
mation, the New York World thus speaks of
the purpose and necessity of the tourteen ex
ceptions made :
It was impossible for the President to de
signate by name all the mnlignant and lead
ing rebels who ought to be excepted from
this act ot clemency; but all whom it is worth
while to punish ate included in someone or
other of the classes enumerated iu the pro
clamation. The amnesty is as broad as in
general terms it could be made, without the
azard ot indudiug torward and influential
rebels; and the excepted classes are reserved
for particular acts ot pardon. The following
significant language of the proclamation
shows that we do not misapprehend the scope
of the exceptions : “Provided that special
application may be made to the President
for pardon by auy person belonging to the
excepted classes, and such clemency will be
liberally extended as may be consistent with
the facts of the case, and the peace und dig
nity of the United Slates.”
It is dear, therefore, that the exceptions
are not be regarded us absolute and final de
nials of pardon, but only as a precaution
against the escape of notorious aud malig
nant rebels, who, as they cannot all be de
signated by name, can only be found by sitt
ing the classes iu which they are includ
ed. ‘ .
The New r Orleans Times says, that Geu.
Hood and Staff, crossed the Mississippi Riv
er, at Tunica Rend, on the 7th of May. Cupt.
Foster, commanding the U. S. Steamer Lata
yette. sent a tug after the fugitives, and so
nearly overhauled them, that they captured
Hood s baggage, eveu to his personal wear
ing apparel, the illustrious Rebel General
escaping m his night-shirt.
. (From the N, Y. Time*.)
NEGRO suffrage in the south.
Probably the great mass of our people will
concede that political rights should no longer
depend upon color. 'Whatever rights one
man enjoys, every other man, under similar
circumstances, should enjoy also. The col
ored nice must enjoy all the political rights
and privileges of the white lace —other things
lieing equal. Whatever excludes the black
mau lrom voting should exclude tiie white
man also. . The whole country will recognize
these requirements, and the legislation of Lite
country will hereafter be based upon them.
But the questiou of uegro suffrage in the
Southern States, as now presented, is not set-
Hcd by those principles. Other principles
are involved which demand attention, aud
foremost among them is that which iuvolves
the right ot the President or of Congress to
decide what shall be the qualifications of vo
ters iu the several States. Hitherto the Na
tional Government has never claimed any
such power. New York decides by her own
constitution what men may vote, and what
men may not vote, at her elections. Some
ot the Western States permit aliens to vote
before tbey are naturalized. Some Northern
States exclude uegro voters altogether—some
require a property qualification, and others
adn.ii them ou the same terms with w hites.
If the national government asserts control of
this whole question, we mu3t be prepared to
see that control exercised everywhere. If
the President may say who shall vote iu one
State, he may say who shall vote in every
other. We do not believe the several States
are prepared to concede to him this power.
Massachusetts will decide lor herself, and will
not permit the President o. Congress to de
cide for lier. who shall aud who shall not vote
within her borders.
1 he same rule must be applied to Virginia
and to Georgia iu this tnattci, as to Massa
chusetts und New York. If they are States
of the Union they must control this question
of voting themselves; and if they are not
Siatcs ot the Union they have no business to
vote at all. President Johnson acts upon
the principle that they are iu llie Union—
that they have never been out of it— tbattbeii
acts of pretended secession were null and
void and never changed iu tbe slighest parti
cular the legal relations of those States to
the Union ; and this principle, with all its
legitimate consequences, will be accepted by
the couutry as tbe basis of reconstruction.
But even if it were competent for Congress
to decide this question of uegro suffrage,
there are some considerations connected with
it which Senator Sumner can scarcely ignore.
Conceding the full uatural equality of the
two races,Jthe oppoituuities for culture are
certainly unequal. Avery large proportion
of the recent slaves at the South were field
hands—illiterate, ignorant of even the ex
isteuce of government, and just as iuccmpe
teut to form opinions ou’polilical subjects as
the cattle by their side. Iu South Carolina
this class would form a majority of nearly
the whole voting population. Is it sensible
or decent to place tbe political coutrol of that
Slate in tlieir hands ? Does Mr. Sumner be
lieve that it would be for anybody’s interest
to do so? It is is true we have tenibly
cheapened that great aud priceless posses
sion, the suffrage; but is it wise thus abso
lutely to degrade it aud empty, it of all its
The day will come, we trust, when every
man, black or white, in the whole country,
fit to exercise the right of voting, will possess
aud enjoy that right. But we require of for
eigners who come to our shores some years
of instruction and preparation before they
are admitted to its enjoyment. The same
reasons which make this wise, would also
require a similar probation lrom those who
have but just escaped from the ignorance
aud degradation of slavery.
Information Wanted —The relatives of
Miss Lucilla Wescott, formerly of Camden
aud Port Republic, New Jersey, and who
married in Savannah at the early commence
ment of the war, will, upon immediate ap
plication to Capt. 8. Waver, of the schooner
Cordelia Newkirk, lying at the dock foot of
Whitaker street be furnished with a free pas
PULASKI HOUSE, JUNE 7 !, lsU5.
J P Gobin, Col 47th Pa. II C Abrams, XO,
W II Fuller. Hartford. S Haight, X Y.
James Leary, N Y. 'chasTiit, Conn.
Win Parker, •• Dr Townsend, Albany
A M Miller, Cincinnati. C H Mitchell, N Y
G A Hoih, NY. Chas Salisbury, “
J II Manning, N Y. O T Terry, “
8S Alderman and servant. J Purges, “
Fla. w II King,
Capt Gordon, X Y. R T Purker and wife
M O Markham, Ga. J M Ball and wife, Ga
R J Lowry, “ Pat Morris, X Y
T T Wright, “ W Cantwell, Hilton H
D II Levett, Phila. J W Cohen,
B C Holleston, “ Jno A C Lee, U S X.
Ely Toel, Paris, J McDonough, Augusta.
Wm F Gray, Va. C S Foleom, Mass.
Thus Holcombe,Delaware. Alex Holt, Wilmington.
W L Stone, N Y. Ed Stuart, Beaufort.
M Friem an, Phila. Dr 8 Thompson **
S X Taft. Mass. JEK Stotts, Charleston.
Mis Hart and child. J Simons, Augusta.
S X Salman, D C. M Cohen, *•
J H S Curtis, “ J Sylvester, Boston.
J F Gray, Ga. G Volver. Augusta.
W Rowe A Ashler, “
N Tower, USX Miss Ellen Shaughncssy.
D S Leslie. Hilton 11. Thos McMannus,
Col R E Whitman. .HuthMe G Mapes.
Col T H Hubbard,3oth Me W T feeder, Charleston.
Mai G W Rendard. G D Hart, Capt 3d U S C T
8 Weeks, Hilton Head.
PORT OF SAVANNAH.
Thursday, June 8.
Steamer Resolute, Cannon, Hilton Head; tug Shep
pard, Bliss, Uiitou Head; steamship Metis; Davie, Al
exandria; stearner.Planter, Small, Beuiilort; schooner
Salterwaite; Long, Phila.
Steamer Gen Sheridan. Palmer, Hilton Head; tug
Sheppard, Bliss, Hilton Head: steamship Ariel, Shei
mnu. Hilton Head; tug Starlight, Anderson, Hilton
Head: steumer Ur> Giant, Briggs, Hilton Head; str
DR Mount, Baccus, Hilton Head, Hospital steamer
Cosmopolitan, Crowell,-Hilton Head; steamer Fair
banks, Hunter, Hilton Head; steamship North Star,
Jones, Hilton Head
PORT OF PORT ROYAL,
Hilton Head, 8. C.,
June I—Sch Amos Edwards, Phila. 2d—George
Henry, Edlsto. 4th—Bch Julia Charleston. 6tb-Sch
C W Locke, Bath; sch J P Auger, N Y; sch Cordelia
Newkirk, Bath; steamship Fulton, N Y.
June I—Sch Wilton, Jacksonville. 2d—Rebecca
Townsend, Phila; sch George Moon, Feinnndiuu; sch
Amos Edwards, Savannah; steamship Champion, N
, bark lleiria*. Charlcstou. 3d—baikeuiiue Lamp
lighter. Savannah. sth—Ship Charlotte, N Y; sch
Justus M Lewis, Phila; sch H W Godfrey, Phila; sloop
Eliza, Savannah; brig Itasca, Phila. oth-Bteamcr
Nevada, N Y; sch Silas C Evans. Fernandina: Rebec
ca Huts. Georgetown.
HEADQ’KS dept of THE s UTH, )
llilton Ile id, S. C., May 29, 1806 f
General Orders, l ‘ *
No. 86. /
I. The following General Order from the War Depart
meat is hereby published for the information of this com
WAR DEPARTMENT, i
Adictaxt General's Office, >
Washington, May 9, 1865. j
Gexeral Orders, )
No. 86. f
Lists to be made, of Volunteer Ofivers.
For the information of the War Department, lists will
at mice be prepared and forwarded . f ail officers iu the
Volunteer service, made out separately for each arm of
the service, and each branch of the staff, and showing the
relative merit of the officers in their regiments or depart
ments, as determined by boards of officers, to be appoint
ed for the purpose by corps and other independent com
manders. The reports of the boards will include the
names of ull officers belonging to a particular command,
whether present or absent, and iu cases of the absent
officers, the reports will be based upon the best informa
tion attainable. The reports will also state what officers
in the opinion of tile boards, should be discharged.
These lists will be forwarded through the prescribed
channel, and the several commanders, t roujfh whom
they may be transmitted, wilt eudotse thereon their re
c-i iuiueiidatioiis, based ou their knowledge of the charac
ter ot the officers.
the lists will specify the rank and arm for which the
officer is deemed competent, aud whether be desires fb
remain in the military service. For all officers below the
grade of Colonel, these lists will he consolidated and ar
ranged by Brigade, Dirisiun and Corps Commanders, (or
iud •pendent commands of less than a Corps,) «o as to in
clude ail officers in the Corps.
The lists of Col nels, General and Staff officers will he
consolidated at Army or Department uu.l Military Divis
In addition to the lists thus furnish-d through the
ordinary military channels, the Chiefs of Staff Depart
ments at Washington will at once obtain, trout their sub
ordinates. similar lists, conveniently consolidated, and
forward them to this department.
Jly Order of the Secretary of War.
,E. D. TOWNSEND,
Ass’t Adj't General.
It. In accordance with the above General Order, the
following Boards of Examination are hereby appointed :
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT. '
Col William Gurney, 127th N. Y. Vols.
Col. E. .V. llallowell 54th Mass. Col’d Vi,ls.
Major R. 11. Willoughby. 21st U. S. 0. T.
FOR THE DISTRICT OF PORT RoTAL.
Brig. Gen. E. E. Potter, U. S. Vols.
Col. Wm. Baird. 32d U. S. C. T.
Major Wm. Pluskett, 141 th N. Y. Vols.
FOR THE DISTRICT CF SAVANNAH.
Brevet Maj. Gen. 11. W. Bilge. U. Vols.
Lieut. Col. II 11. Olit/. U. S. Infantry. /
Major W. C. Manning, 103d U. S. C. T.
FOR IHE DISTRICT fF FLORIDA.
Brig. Gen. E. P. Scammon, U. S. Vols.
Drevet Col. 11. D. Wallen, 7th U.S. Infantry.
Capt. A. Topiunyi, Id U. 8. C. T.
The Boards will be governed in their exam inn' ions by
Circular Order, No. 6, current series, from these Head
By Command of
Major General Q. A. GILLMORE.
W. L. M. Burger,
Official: ‘ Ass-tAdj’tGen.
T. D. Hodges,
Capt. 36th U. 8. C. T. and A. A. A. G.
lIEADQUS DEPT OF THE SOUTH. 1
Hilton Head, S. C„ May 27, 1865. J
General Orders, l
No. 78. f
Fort Marion, St. Augustine, Fla., is designated as the
place ot confinement for the following named prisoners :
Corporal Christopher Sisco. 32.1 U. S. C. T.. Privates
Peter Thompson, Cos. K : Doctor Thomas. 00. I; John
Humphrey, Cos. D, 26th U. S. C. TANARUS.: Dick Haywood, Bat
tery G. 2d U. S. C. Arty ; John Botcher and James Hen
ry Wright, Cos. A, 32d U. S. C. TANARUS., whose sentences by
General Court Martial were approved aud published in
General Orders No. 12, current series, from the Head
quarters Beaufort District.
By Command of
Major General y A. GILLMORE,
W. L. M. Burger,
Ass’t Adj’t Gen.
T. D. Hodge-’,
Capt. 85th U. S. C. T. and A. A. A G.
HEADG’RS DEFT OF THE SOUTH, )
lliltox Head, S. C., May 29, 1865 J
N». 77. /
I. The following General Order from the War Depart
ment is hereby published for the information of this
WAR DEPARTMENT, i
Adjutant General's Office, >
Washington, May 8,1865. i
no- 84. /
Balance* of Bounties payable to Volunteers when honor
ably mustered out and discharged, on account of the
Government no lamer requiring their services.
I. Veterans, who enlisted under the provisions of
General Order, No. 19i, series of 1863, from this Office,
and the extensions thereof. (General Orders, Nos. 324and
387, of 1863; 20 and 92 of 1864.) and recruits, (not veter
ans ) who enlisted lbr three (3) years, or the war, under
the provisions of the Circular Letter of October 2», 1563,
from tiie Provost Marshal General’s Bureau, and its
modifications are, on tlieir honorable muster out and dis
charge from ihe service of the United Status, before the
expiration of their respective terms of enlistment, enti
tl'd to the unpaid balances of tho bounties promised
them by tiie orders uud laws under which they enlisted.
11. A volunteer accepted aud mustered into service
under the act of July 4tli, 1864, (General Orders, No. 224.
Adjutant Genuntl’s Office. 1864,) whether for the term of
one, (1) two, (8) or three i3| years, is, ou muster out ot
service, before tbe expiration of tho term of service for
which he enlisted, entitled only to receive the proportion
of the bounty allowed by the Act cited, whether one third
or two thirds thereof, which had actnully accrued before
the date of his discharge.
For instance: If the soldier volunteered for two (2)
years, and. is mustered out before the expiration of the
first year of his service, he earned claim either the second
or third installments of the bounty of two hundred (s2co)
dollars, which would have been payable to Dim, had he
Continued in the service till the expiration of the two (2>
years for which he enlisted:
Only the volunteer, who, at the tiino of his discharge
has Completed one half the term of service for Which he
is unlisted, is entitled to the second instalment of one
third the amouut of bounty given to him by the Act, ami
he is entitled to no more of that bouuty. If ho is dis
charged on the next day utter the expiration of one-half
of his term of enlistment, the second installment of the
bounty is due, aud payable to bim, but the discharge
precludes bim from receiving a thud installment, that
being due ouly to a volunteer who may have served his
entire term of unlistmeui.
111. Iu discharging men front service, Mustering Offi
cers w ill note the bulaucesof bounties diioon the muster
out roll, opposite the uantes of the soldiers respectively.
Great care must be exercised in doing this. Prior to
payment, Paymasters will carefully re-examine the rolls,
with the view of detecting errors in amounts thereon
By Order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant Ueneral.
By Command of
Major General Q. A. GIf.I.MORE,
W.L M.B ROrE,
Asst Adj't Gen.
T. D. Honors,
Capt. 36th U. S. C. T. und A. A. G'.
HEADQ’RS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,
Savannah, Ga., June 0, lad*.
No. 30. f
I, The removal of all military restrictions upon
trade having rendered the services of a Military Super
visor of Trade unnecessary, Lieut. Col. Allred Nealie
150th N. Y. Vols , Is hereby relieved from duly iu that
11. The taxes levied within the limits of this District
under the provisions of General Order No, 11 from
these Headquarters, will be collected as heretofore by
Lieut Col. Neafle, and the araoqut accruing from
them turned over to the officer in charge of civil lund
each month ,
By command of
„ „ Brevet Maj; Gen. BIRGE.
Oliver Matthews, A. A G. j U 7-7
HEADQ’RS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH, >
Sanannah, Ga , Juliet, 1805. j
General Orders- )
No. 30. /
In consequence of the great increase in his duties as
Assistant Commissary of Musters for the District of S«-
vautiah, Capt M Benedict, A. C. M.. and Provost Judge
of the Second Provost Court, will relinquish Ids duties in
the latter office to Capt.T P. Kuudlett. 38th Mass. Vols.,
who w ill front this date assume the same.
By Command of
Brevet Major-General. C. GROVER.
Oliver Matthews, A. A. O,
TWO HUNDRED AMD THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS.
By authority of the Secretary of the Treasury, the
undersigned, the General Subscription Agent for the
sale of United States Securities, offers to the public the
third series of Treasury Notes, bearing seven and
three-tenths per cent, interest per annum, known as
These notes are issued under date of July 15, IStis,
and are payable three years from that date in curren
cy, or are convertible at the option of the holder into
U. S. FIVE-TWENTY SIX PER CENT.
These Bonds are now worth a handsome premium,
aud are exempt, as are all the Government Bonds’
from State, County, and Municipal taxation, which adds
from one to three per cent, per annum to their vulue, ac
cording to the rate levied upon other property. The
iutcrest is payable semi annually by coupons attached
to each note, which may be cut off and sold to any
bank or banker.
The interest at 7.30 per cent, amounts to
One cent per day on a SSO note.
Two cents per day on a SIOO note.
Ten cents per day on a SSOO note.
Twenty cents per day on a SI,OOO note.
One Dollar per day on a $5,000 note.
Notes of all the denominations named will he prompt
ly furnished upon receipt of subscriptions.
The Notes of th.s Third Series are precisely similai
in form aud privileges to the Seven-Thirties already
sold, except that the Government reserves to itself the
option of paying interest iu gold c iu at 6 per cent., in
stead of 0 3-10ihs in currency. Subscribers will deduct
the interest in currency up to July 15th, at the time
when they subscribe.
The delivery of the notes of this third series of the
Seven-thirties will commence on the Ist of June, and
will be made promptly aud continuously after that
The slight change made iu the conditions of this
THIRD SERIES affects only the matter of interest,
The payment in gold, if made, wilt be equivalent to
the currency interest of the higher rate.
The return to specie payments, in the event of which
only will the option to pay the interest in Gold be avail
ed of, wonid so reduce and equalize prices that pur
chases made with six per cent, in gold would be fully
equal to those made with seven and three-tenths per
cent, in currency. This is
THE ONLY LOAN IN MARKET
Now offered by tiie Government, and its superior ad
vantages make it the
GREAT POPULAR LOAN OF TIIE PEOPLE.
Less than $230,000,060 of the Loan authorized by
Congress are now on the niai ket. This amount, at the
rate at which it is being absorbed, will all be subscrib
ed for within sixty days, when the notes will undoubt
edly command a premium, as has uniformly been the
case on closing the subscriptions to other Loans.
In order that citizens of every town and section of
the country may be oftbrded facilities for taking the
Loan, the National 8.-uiks, State Banks, and Private
Bankers throughout the country have generally a reed
to receive subscriptions at par. Subscribers will select
their own agents, Iu whom they have confidence, and
who only are to be responsible for the delivery of the
notei for which they receive orders.
JAY CoOKE, Subscription Agent,
No. 114 South Third Street, Philadelphia.
JMPORTANT NOTICE TO COTTON OWNERS.
Office of tue IL S. Purchasing Agent, )
Savannah, Ga., May 22, IStin. f
The attention of cotton ownei» 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 nth, 1966, and approved by
the President of the same date.
“I. Agents shall be appointed by the Secretary of
the Treasury, with the approval ol the President, to
purchase for the United States, under special instruc
tions Irotn Ihe Secretary of the Treasuiy, 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
coutlned to the single atticle of Cotton; and they
shuli give public notice at the place to which they
shall be assigned, that they will purchase, in accord
ance with these regulations, all cotton not captured
or abandoned, which (nay be brought to them.
IV. To meet the requirements of the Bth section of
the Act of July 2, 1801, the Ag -nts shall secure ail
cotton so brought, and sot lhw th return to the seller
three-fouiths thereof, which portion shall be an aver
age grade of the whole, according to the certificate of
a sworn sampler or expert.
V. Ail cotton purchased and resold by purchasing
Agents shall he exempt from all flue and ail internal
tuxes. Aud the Agent selling shall mark the same
“FREE” and furnish to the purchaser a bill of sale
duly und accurately describing the character and quan
tity sold, and containing a certificate that it is exempt
from taxes aud fees as above.
IX. All Agents are prohibited from purchasing any
Eroduct of an insui rectionary state, which shall have
een captured 1 y the m litary or naval forces of the
United States, or which shall have been abandoned
by the lawful ownet thereof
X. “These regulations, whieh are intended to revoke
and annul all others on the subject heretofore matte,
will take effect and be in lorce on und after May 10th,
The undersigned has been appointed Purchasing
Agent at Savannah, and hereby gives notice thitf be is
prepared to purchase, in accordance with the rcgula
lions, of which the above paragraphs nre extracts, ail
Cotton not captured or abandoned, which may be
brought to him.
The war is virtually closed, and to the end that the
people may, to as full an extent as possible, commence
to reap the benefits of a state of peace, it is tlesiraqle
that the old and regular channels of trade he re-estab
ed, new ones opened, and the occupations of the peo
ple, both in city and country, be resumed. It is ex
pected that the purchase) by the Treasury Department)
iii good taith 01 the cotton in the country now in tho
hands of its owners, returning therefor a (air and hon
equivalent, will largely tend to bring about a state
of things so much to be desired by all.
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 sutistied that the disposition to
do all that may be done to bring about once more a
normal and healthy- condition of tiaile will not be
wanting. Cotton owners may rest assured that it is
now perfectly safe fso far at least as auy interference
on the part of the Government is concerned; for them
to.brmg tn and dispose of their cotton, The fullest
protection will he guaranteed, upon its arrival in Sa
vannah, and such other protection aud safe conduct as
the Agent may be able to obtain lor cotton iu transitu
will be freely afforded
It is hoped that before lorg enterprise will open np
better and safer means of communication with, ana
transportation to, Savannah iront the interior than
now exists. In the meantime, and until that takes
place, owners of Cotton at distant points desirous of
marketing it at Savannah, will doubt less be able to
devise temporary expedieuta for accomplishing that
T. P ROBB,
U. 8. Purchasing Agcat,
Brevet Major General Commanding.
may 23 ts
‘ „ i Savannah, Ga„ June 3, 1805./
General Order, )
No. 29. /
Hereafter no passes will be necess th to enable civil
ians to enter, leave, or travel withinarye limits of this
District, excepting when they wish to travel on Gov
In the latter case It will be necessary to obtain
pusses from the Post Quartermasters, who will be gov
erned by Department Orders on this subject
By Command of
Brevet Major-General C. GROVER.
Oliver Matthews, A. A. G.