Collector Peebles

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Collector Peebles - "".MuJi fnconveijience is foil and much loss...
"".MuJi fnconveijience is foil and much loss is?uf- ·-r--! tiy ilie inopportune sickness in Xew Orleans ·"MI.-, Peebles, Collector of Customs for this Port, -..l.icU tas for some time prevented the rc-estab- : -SQIO;I; of a Custom-house here. A Mexican ves- v!. j\**i jirrived, is u n d e r seizure and her Muster . siltr IjonJs, for the reason that Iliere i-s no V. K. . i;..-.T here authorized to receive entry or collect j.:;i=s. It is stated vessels are loading for this :- .r; ;·.! Xaisau : also sixteen at N'ew York. Mer- !:I.II.H are prevented from shipping cotton to New V.T!: with which so purchase stocks of merchan- }:?.? ("or next season's business. Anil the I'rocln- M'.tion 01 the President of the United States is not .·j-r^J into eE'ect, which long since declared this I 'j'.\ open to foreign and domestic commerce. By :r.; instruction of the Secretary of the Treasury am' :.,-1.ic order of Gen. Sheridan, all ipn-'.ters connect./I connect./I w.m commerce are wholly remitted and turned i.vcr to the supervision of the civii authorities, vi/.: :'.-- officers of Customs. It would seem, therefore. nat the entrances and clearances of vessels should i,f entirely governed by the Revenue Laws which 1/roviue, that when a vessel under a coasting clear- icce arrives at a port where there is'no officer of C'jftoias. the Ma*ter thereof may discharge his rargo. load and make entry and clearance at the Srsl L'nited States port r.t, which the vessel may arrive, where a KevenncoMicer resides. Still there :- no provision in the law in case of a vessel arrir- i:j:r from a foreign port and in such circumstances. It is suggested as the best course to be adopted 1/y our citizens, that a meeting of merchants be i.fij anil a committee appointed to proceed to New Uil.-atis, and to represent to Dr. Peebles the great iuij. injury and damage, past, present and prospective, prospective, suflcred and sustained by the commerce of Galveston and of Texas by the want ol aT.evemie Officer here, and requesting him to appoint a Deputy Deputy Collector for this port. liere will b'nince. than onr sovereign to reads [Ie a hold the from m i l rushing teznmas. needs to to \Ve !asl : of very the pect This uave the port, whilst ' A . Webster feet of Mr. ^tates charged license.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 04 Aug 1865, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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