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Appearance of the Georgia and discipline on board.

--The Confederate cruiser Georgia, which is now in this port, has all the appearance of the most respectable steamers, and a cargo would be put on board without any hesitation. She mounts only eight guns, but she is so sharply build for running that there is not an enemy that could escape her. Captain Maffit, her commander, is a young man of good stature, speaking French fluently, and enjoying a high reputation in America. The remainder of the officers are relatives of the best families in the country. The crew is composed of one hundred and twenty determined men, though by no means of ferocious appearance. The discipline on board is very severe. A few days since, white the officers were on shore, some inhabitants of Bordeans, having visited the vessel, distributed among the men some bottles of brandy, and the majority of them became the worse for liquor--Capt Maffit, on returning, had sixty of them put in irons. We do not think we have any right to the object which is generally assigned to the presence of the Georgia at Bordeaux, but her departure will be, perhaps, less tranquil than her arrival, as a Federal vessel is said to be cruising night and day off the mouth of the Gironde.--Bordeaux (France) Gironde, April 9.

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