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A Palmetto flag at St. John's, N. B.

--The Boston Journal states that on Sunday last considerable excitement was occasioned at St. John's, New Brunswick, by the display of the Palmetto flag at the mast-head of the British ship Alliance, of Liverpool. The Journal says:

‘ The vessel is American built, and belonged formerly to Charleston S. C. A British register was taken out in order to secure the protection which the insignia of the Palmetto could not give. She sailed for Charleston, but was turned away by the blockade: then tried New York, where some other obstacle interfered; and finally proceeded to St. John's, where she now lies with a cargo of coal and iron on board. Under these circumstances it could hardly be expected that the captain (De Forest) would be in a very satisfactory frames of mind, and this display of the obnoxious flag was intended to irritate the shipmasters and other Americans at St. John's.

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