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The French tobacco.

Petersburg, April 25.
--Butler's flag-of truce boat Greyhound arrived at City Point Sunday at 1 o'clock P. M., with a communication from Gen. Butler to the commanding officer at City Point, informing him that "the limit of time having arrived which was fixed by the convention between the representatives of the enemy, of France, and the United States, for shipping tobacco at City Point, he (Butler) had sent up Colonel Payne, of his staff, for the single purpose of delivering dispatches for the commanding officer of the French vessel at City Point."

The Greyhound immediately returned down the river, and during the afternoon the French steamers Grenada and Merchant sailed for Hampton Roads. None of the French tobacco had been sent from Richmond to City Point.

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