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The Daily Dispatch: July 10, 1863., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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has driven two thirds of the Yankee commercial fleet from the water, and fined the whole length the Yankee ports and dock yards with useless hulks. It is this that has transferred the sceptre of the commercial world once more to the hands of England Semmes and Malfit, almost alone, have been enabled to effect this wonderful change, merely by the fear they inspire. But what are Semmes and Malfit, with a couple of vessels navigating the wide Atlantic, to a population of several millions inhabitiSemmes and Malfit, with a couple of vessels navigating the wide Atlantic, to a population of several millions inhabiting both sides of a narrow river and always ready to pounce upon every freight boat as it passes along. What Yankee company will insure a cargo to run the gauntlet from Allen to New Orleans, through the dense forests that line some parts of the course, and the thousands of wood yards that are strewed all along the banks, where whole regiments of sharpshooters or light artillerists may be waiting to sink the vessel, or seize it as a prized if any be found bold enough to undertake, what will be th