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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 to Mobile under the usual coasting license. At Mobile she got a cargo for Havana. Her Captain, as usual, surrendered his license and applied to the Collector at Mobile 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 register. The captain entered his protest, had it countersigned by the Spanish Consul at Mobile, 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.

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