Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Government Order

PHILADELPHIA, April 14. – Dispatch was received here this morning from the Secretary of the Treasury, directing the Collector of the Port to clear no vessels with anthracite coal for foreign or home ports south of Delaware Bay, until further orders. This dispatch being misconstrued on the first report created quite an excitement in the stock board, it being supposed to apply to all vessels, and exciting fears that the Merrimac had got out. From certain facts that have transpired, the order is supposed to be a precautionary on the part of the Government, to prevent the rebels from receiving supplies of coal via Havana, shipped from Northern ports in barrels, &c.

– Published in the Burlington Daily Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 19, 1862

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