--The following circular has just been received at New York from the Treasury Department at Washington
Treasury Department, March 30, 1861.
The control of the warehouses of the Government
in the several ports in the States of South Carolina
, having been usurped under the alleged authority of these States, and the officers of the Customs acting under the authority of the United States
having been forcibly excluded from their proper functions in the custody of merchandize and superintendence of the entries for warehousing and withdrawal, it has become impracticable to continue the privilege of bonding for transportation to those ports.
Collectors of Customs are accordingly hereby instructed that no entries for transportation in bond to those ports can be permitted until otherwise directed by this Department.
Very respectfully, your ob't serv't, S. P. Chase
of the Treasury. A. Schell
, Collector of Customs, New York City.