The seizure of vessels at Savannah.
--The seizure of the New York vessels at Savannah
has created much excitement in the former city.
One of the vessels seized — the brig Wm. R. Kibbey
--had gone to Savannah
with coal, and was to load there for New Orleans.
The New York owners, J. & N. Smith
& Co., received a telegram Saturday morning which read, ‘"Your brig is seized by order of the Governor
."’ Shortly after, the agents of the bark Adjuster
received this telegram:
, Feb. 8, 1861.
My vessel is seized by order of the Governor
, on account of arms detained in N. York
. Chas. A. Enell
The Journal of Commerce says that later intelligence having announced that other vessels had also been seized, steps were at once taken in New York to obtain a release of all the arms detained by the Police, in order to remove, if possible, all cause of irritation.
This having been done, Mr. Lamar
telegraphed the fact to the Collector
, and it is understood that orders were given to surrender the vessels to their owners.
A telegraphic dispatch from Savannah
, dated Saturday, confirms the statement that Gov. Brown
had released the ships.