ary authorities of vicksburg to the insolent demand of the commander of the Federal fleet.
It will be seen that they don't know how to surrender a city, and refuse to be taught the process.
The first note is from Mayor Lindsey, and essed to Phillip Lee, commanding Advance Naval Division, U. S. N.
Your communication of this date; addressed to "the authorities at Vicksburg," has been delivered to me. In reply, I will state to you that, so far as the municipal authorities are concerned, we surrender of the city and its defences, has been received.
In regard to the surrender of the defences, I have to reply, that, having been ordered here to hold these defences, it is my intention, to do so as long as it is in my power.
Commodore Lee returned the subjoined answer to Mayor Lindsey's communications: Sir:
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of yesterday evening, and in reply have to state that my communication of yesterday, in relation to the removal