blockade of the Southern States from South Carolina to Texas.
On the 27th the blockade was extended to Virginia and North Carolina.
The terms of the proclamation were as follows
Now therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United State, issued a formal document on April 30, calling attention to the President's proclamation in relation to Virginia and North Carolina, and giving notice that he had a sufficient force there for the purpose of carrying out the proclamation.
He added t be commensurate.
At this time, there were several vessels in Hampton Roads, but absolutely no force on the coast of North Carolina; and the declaration was open to the charge of stating what was not an existing fact.
The importance of these earln became in a small way centres of blockade-running—Nassaus and Bermudas on a diminutive scale.
Norfolk, Beaufort in North Carolina, Hilton Head with its sutler's shops, Pensacola, and New Orleans each carried on a trade, prosperous as far as it wen