Seizure of a vessel at New York.
--The New York Herald of yesterday says:
The first seizure at this port, growing out of the resignation of United States
Collectors at Southern ports took place yesterday.
On or about 2d January last, the schooner Restless
, of Great Egg Harbor, N. J.
, sailed from Philadelphia
under the usual coasting license.
she got a cargo for Havana
, as usual, surrendered his license and applied to the Collector
for a register.
The Collector replied that he had ceased to be a United States
officer, and that he could not furnish a United States
The captain entered his protest, had it countersigned by the Spanish Consul
, and sailed for Havana
; whence, after discharging and reloading, he sailed for this port, arriving here yesterday morning.
On his arrival the schooner was instantly seized by Mr. Schell
, under the 8th section of the "Act for enrolling and licensing ships," &c., dated 20th February, 1793, We believe that this is the first case of the kind which has arisen at this port since the secession of the Southern States