, April 25
.--The general suspension of business during the past few days, anal the hopelessness of the adoption of peace measures, have caused a neglect on the part of our citizens to give proper attention to their pecuniary engagements, and the notaries have had quite a harvest in the way of protests.
They have been the busiest of our population, and, what is unusual, complain of having too much to do.
The citizens of Annapolis
have no occasion of complaint in reference to the conduct of the Federal
troops, every proceeding being conducted in the most orderly manner.
In no instance have the rights of any one been interfered with to their detriment.
In cases where it was necessary to take possession of property for the use of the Government
, the most ample compensation was allowed, and the owners of property were required to assess its valuation.
A citizen who was the owner of four horses and carts was called upon to dispose of them for the transportation of baggage and supplies.
He declined to sell them, but the officers stated that they must have them, and requested him to name his price.
With the view of avoiding a sale, he asked the exorbitant price of $1,600. The property was taken, and a draft given for amount of the valuation.
The presence of the troops has had the tendency of inflating the price of every description of provisions.
Flour was held at $20 per barrel.--N. Y. Commercial, April 29