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of chief factor and commercial agent for the Southern Confederacy. The most direct exit for all Southern produce to Europe, is through the ports of Virginia. Such are already the facilities afforded by her chain of railroads, reaching from Norfolk to Memphis, that cotton now realizes Liverpool prices to its owner on the very day he ships it from Memphis; where the merchants are eager to cash the sixty day drafts he can now draw against the shipment, knowing that the cotton will arrive in nt of such an article as cotton, time, itself, becomes money; and that line of transportation which affords the most expeditious transit will always common the bulk of the freight. The shortest passage to Europe, from any Southern port, is from Norfolk; and the grand network of railroads converging there from all parts of the South enables cotton to be placed there, from the remotest corners of the South, several days sooner than by the water navigation of the Gulf.--Two years would, if Virgin
Political. --A meeting in Norfolk, Va., Saturday night, adopted resolutions requesting the delegate from that city, Gen. Geo. Blow, to disregard a memorial about to be sent from that city, requesting him to vote for immediate secession. A resolution was also adopted endorsing the course of Hon. John S. Millson in the last Congress.
est to a large portion of the country, we make the following extract from one of the circulars: "All boats coming from any port outside the limits of the Confederate States, and lying upon the Mississippi river, must come to at the port of Norfolk, otherwise known as Helm's Landing, in the State of Mississippi, and there report the name of their vessel and captain, where they are from, and their point of destination, and exhibit to the custom officer full duplicates of their entire cargo. It is also made the duty of said custom officer at the port of Norfolk to board each vessel so entering the Confederate States from any place above the limits of the Confederacy, and to deliver to each vessel so boarded a certificate, as follows: " 'Port of --,--day of--,18--. " 'Permission is hereby given to land the goods described by — entries in this schedule, at the places designated therein. ' A. B., Revenue Officer.' "Any goods not intended for delivery within the
The Daily Dispatch: April 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Complimentary Attentions to a Mail agent. (search)
Complimentary Attentions to a Mail agent. --A large crowd, numbering several hundred persons, collected at the depot of the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, on Saturday afternoon, to notify the newly-appointed Mail Agent, Geo. S. Kueller, of Norfolk, of the dissatisfaction which his appointment, under the Lincoln Administration, had caused among the citizens of Petersburg, and also to inform him of their intention not to allow him to hold his commission for the office. The Express, of yesterday, says: There was an immense excitement among the crowd when the approach of the train was announced, which increased until its arrival, and considerable disappointment was displayed when it was announced that the new agent was not forthcoming, but soon resolved itself into good humor, and the large gathering dispersed. Mr. Kueller had not received his commission, and of course could not enter upon the duties of his office. He is expected, however, this afternoon, when the ceremon