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What the Northwest Wants with the Mississippi.

In another column will be found an extract from a letter written by the Jackson correspondent of the Mobile Register to that paper, relative to the consequences of the abandonment of both Vicksburg and Port Hudson to the Yankees, which is worthy of attention. --The views presented by the writer are the same expressed more than once in this paper. The people of the Federal Northwest have no desire to navigate the Mississippi, no advantage from it, but to trade with the people of the Southern Mississippi, Valley. This, while the war last, they can never have, even though the transports which convey their produce could pass along the bosom of the Mississippi uninterrupted, which they will not be allowed to do. Even with Vicksburg and Port Hudson in the enemy's hands it will be still in the power of our guerilla forces and our flying artillery to maintain a blockade of the great Father of Rivers more effective than that of our Atlantic ports by the enemy.

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