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Lincoln's Instructions to Fremont. --President Lincoln transmitted a letter to General Fremont on the 12th inst., on the subject of his recent proclamation. He says: "Assuming that you, being on the ground, could better judge of the necessities of your position than I could at this distance, on seeing your proclamation of the 30th of August I perceive several objections to it, the particular objection being the clauses relative to the confiscation of property and the liberation of slaves. It is objectionable on account of its non-conformity to the act of Congress. On the 8th of August last I wrote you expressing a wish that that clause should be modified. Your answer expressed a preference that I should make an open order for the modification, which I cheerfully do. It is therefore ordered, that the said clause be modified, held and construed to conform to and not transcend the provisions in the act of Congress, entitled an act to confiscate property used for insur
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The produce business in Memphis. --The Memphis Appeal, of the 12th inst., says: We are still doing more business in produce in Memphis than was done this time last year, when the St. Louis and Ohio boats were running. Our Chamber of Commerce is thronged daily during change hours. During the three days of the present week, 14,000 bushels of wheat were sold. The market is very firm at a dollar a bushel for prime red. The supply is just now smaller than at any previous time since the season fairly opened. A thousand bushels of oats were sold yesterday at 68 cents, an advance of five cents. Nearly 6,000 bushels of corn have been sold during the week at an advance of from five to seven cents a bushel. It is firm at 60 cents.
The enemy on our coast. --The Franklin (St. Mary) Register, of the 12th instant, says: From almost every quarter we hear of the doings of the enemy on our seaboard. From the mouths of the Mississippi to the Sabine on the West, a perfect cordon of Lincoln cruisers may be seen or heard of, and from which a detachment of men now and then make a descent on shore and supply themselves with fresh provisions, vegetables, &c. What is every body's business is most generally nobody's business, and ere long we would not be surprised to hear of another Hatteras affair somewhere on our Southern coast.