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Late Southern intelligence.

From our Southern exchanges we gather the following:

Another chance for a difficulty with Great Britain.

The Rio Grande is a neutral stream, the boundary between Mexico and the Confederate States. This river, says the New Orleans Delta, has been blockaded by the United States navy, and is now closed to the commerce of the world. The ships of foreign nations, bound for Matamoras and other Mexican ports, are forbidden entrance into the river. The first vessel which was ordered off happened to be an English ship with freight for an English house at Matamoras. No better illustration could be given of the forbearance or imbecility of the British Government in relation to this blockade than would be their acquiescence in such an exclusion of their merchant vessels from the port of a nation not engaged in this war.

C. B. Treasury notes in East Tennessee.

We hear numerous complaints from persons in different parts of East Tennessee in regard to the fact that in many places it is almost impossible to get the people to take Confederate Treasury notes in payment for debts of any kind. It is said that some of those who were the first to come forward and take the oath after the bridge burning, not only refuse to take them themselves, but do all in their power to persuade others not to take them.--Knoxville Register.

The Georgia Loan offer.

We understand that Secretary Memminger has declined the offer made by Governor Brown, of an advance of one or two million dollars of the war tax assumed by the State of Georgia. The offer was made by Gov. Brown as an accommodation to the Confederate Government, the State to be allowed at the rate of 7 per cent. interest for the advance to the time when the entire amount of Georgia's portion of the tax becomes due — some three months.--Savannah Republican.

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