Obstructions to commerce.
has received instructions from the Government
, through Hon. C. G. Memminger
, Secretary of the Treasury
, totally disapproving of any obstructions to commerce in our ports.
The Collector of New Orleans has also been notified to the same effect, and an order has been sent to Galveston
to raise the embargo at that port and to release all vessels, the General Government
alone having the power to lay an embargo on commerce.
It is in accordance with these instructions that Governor Moore
ordered the release of the steamship Catawba
, in reply to a dispatch relative to the seizure of boats and other Southern property by the authorities of Ohio
, have been informed by the Government
to wait until these reports shall be confirmed, and then only to retaliate by seizing property belonging to the citizens of Ohio
We are glad to learn this as it shows the calm judgment of our Government and flamoderation and justice in the very height of this excitement.
How different is their action from the fanatic hordes of the North
and the Lincoln Government
?--N. O. Picayune.