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1264 APPENDIX. aded; but as the blockade of the same ports may now be safely relaxed with advantage to the interests of commerce: _ Pom m’Bem- Now, therefore, be it known that I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of S"? §°’l §°i7“l· the United States, pursuant to the authority in me vested by the fihh sectwn of dg,],,.::,, Qsms tlw act of Congress, approved on the 13th of July last, enutled "An act f¤1‘5hB1' subject miami; to provide for the colecticn of duties on imports, and for other purposes, do tions and reguls- hereby declare that the blockade of the said ports of Beaufort, Port Royal, and nom. New Orleans shall so far cease and determine, from and after the first day of June next, that commercial intercourse with those ports, except as to persons, 1861, dl- 8, § 5- things, and information contraband of war, may, from that time, be OUP16d 0D• Amr P' 257* subject to the laws of the United States, and to the limitations and ID p¤rmla¤¤_0 of the regulations which are prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury un hm order of this date, which is ap ended to this Proclamation. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. _ Done at the City of Washin ton, this twelfth day of May, in the year of [L S] our Lord one thousand eigit hundred and sixty-two, and of the Inde— ' pendence of the United States the eighty-sixth. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. By the President: Wumsu H. Snwann, Secretary of Slate. Tmmsvmr Dnranrmmxr, May 12, 1862. Re mom M Regulations relating to Trade with Ports opened by Proclamation. totrsd:1 with 1. To vessels clearing {rom foreign rts, and destined to ports opened by opened P01TB- the proclamation of the President of EL United States of this date, namely, Beaufort, in North Carolina, Port Royal, in South Carolina, and New Orleans, iu Louisiana, licenses will be granted by Consuls of the United States upon satisfactory evidence that the vessels so licensed will convey no [persons, property, or infomation contraband of war, either to or from the said ports, which licenses shall be exhibited to the Collector of the port to which said vessels may be respectively bound, immediately on arrival, and, if required, to any officer in charge of the blockade; and on leaving either of said ports every vessel will be required to have a clearance from the collector of the custom, according to law, showing no violation of the conditions of the license. Any violation of said conditions will involve the forfeiture and condemnation of the vessel and cargo, and the exclusion of all parties concerned from any further of entering the United States duringthe war for an purpose whatever. Licenses. 2. To vessels of the nited States clearing coastwise for the ports aforesaid, licenses can only be obtained from the Treasury Department Blockade as tp 8. In all other respects the existing blockade remains in full force and eH'ecI other ports not as hitherto established and maintained, nor is it relaxed b the Proclamation ¤’°l¤~°d- mt in to the ports to which the relaxation is by that instrument exa . P y P S. P. CHASE, Secrctaryof the Treasury. No. 13. May 19, 1862. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : A PROCLAMATION. Prumbls. Wanna there appears in the public rints what rts to be a reclamation of Major Gener Hunter, in the words and ngurgsulbllowing, to writ: Head s D artment of the South,

 C., May 9, 1862.

General Orders No. 11.-The three States of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, comprising the military department of the South, having deliberately declared themselves no longer under the protection of the United States of America, and having taken up arms against the said United States, it becomes a military necessity to declare them under martial law. This was accordingly done