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any necessity for her local defence. Forts Jefferson and Taylor were built with paramount reference to the commerce of the United States, and should remain in the hands of the Government which built them in the interest of its commerce.--The Key West naval coal depot and wharf, the marine hospital, the army barracks, the admiralty courts and wrecking organization, and the series of light-houses — Loggerhead, Tortugas, Key West, Sand Key, Sombrero, Carysfort, Cape Florida, Jupiter, and Cape Canaveral — will not, we take it for granted, be abandoned to the State, which has least interest in them and least capacity to hold and maintain them. Let Florida have Fort Clinch to guard the approaches to Fernandina; let her have the Pensacola Navy-Yard and the triple fortifications there; let her have what concerns only local interests; but the commercial United States cannot be justly called to surrender to uncommercial Florida what belongs to and concerns only the commerce of the nation.