Arrival from the "Foreign" port of Charleston, S. C.
--Shipping Papers of the New "Republic."
--The bark Modens
, Capt. Ryder
, of Silloway
's line of packets, plying between Boston
and Charleston, S. C.
, arrived at this port yesterday forenoon.
This is the first vessel which has reached here with clearance papers from the newly-constituted revenue authorities of the State
, and the papers offered by Capt. Ryder
for the entry of his vessel at the Custom-House
are curiosities in their way.
The manifest is in the form usually given for clearances to a foreign port.
The bill of health is in the usual United States
form, with the caption, "The United States of America
," crossed out with a pen, and the words, "District of the Port of Charleston, State of South Carolina
," printed in the margin.
After "the 85th year of the," the words "Independence of the United States of America
" are crossed out, and below is written, "Sovereignty and Independence of the State of South Carolina
." The Secessionists thus claiming an independency co-existent with that of the Union
from which they have seceded.
The clearance paper has undergone the same erasures and interlineations.
They were signed by W. F. Colcock
, Collector, and John Lawrence
, Naval Officer.
officers not having been notified that South Carolina
was out of the Union
, refused to enter the vessel under the bogus papers, and as Capt. Ryder
sails under a coastwise license, it was not regarded as necessary that he should have cleared at all from Charleston