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The Daily Dispatch: may 29, 1862., [Electronic resource], The freedom of the press in New Orleans. (search)
The freedom of the press in New Orleans. The following is the language of the True Delta which called form the Edict of Picayune Butler, threatening the publishers of that journal with punishment: "We have received further intelligence with regard to the cotton burning up the river, from which we learn that all stored on the banks of the river below Vicksburg has been destroyed, and that even in the interior, twenty miles from the river, planters were applying the torch to their crops until checked by order of the Governor. The actual destruction, however, is immense. The sacrifice thus made by the planters of Louisiana and Mississippi to the public welfare will be remembered as among the most exalted acts of patriotism in the present war."
o which place they have been sent by the U. S. military authorities. The advertising columns of the Bulletin contain the following special orders from Gen. Picayune Butler: Headqr's Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, may 16, 1862. Special orders, no. 39. I. The New Orleans Bee newspaper, having published an elaborauarters, the office of the paper will be taken possession of and its business conducted under direction of the United States authorities. By command of Major-General Butler. Geo. G. Strong, A. A. General. General orders no. 29. I. It is hereby ordered that neither the city of New Orleans, nor the banks thereof, exills, directly or indirectly will be void, and the property confiscated to the United States--one-fourth thereof to go to the in former. By command of Major-General Butler. Gen. C. Strong, A. A. G. Chief of Staff The Banks, in consequence of the foregoing order, give notice to their depositors to withdraw their depos