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Shipments of provisions.

--The following note was written by Secretary Memminger to the Collector at Savannah, in consequence of a vessel loaded with rice, for Boston, having been compelled to stop and discharge cargo.

The Government here entirely disapproves of any interference with private property before war is declared. Let us abide by the Law of Nations, and protect peaceful commerce which has trusted to our hospitality.--Tell your people to have patience; we gain more by respect for law than from the seizure of a few vessels.

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