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broad fields are waving with rich grain nearly ready for the sickle? The Government demands only your surplus supplies, and for them will pay remunerative prices. Fortify the hearts of our soldiers, then, by showing that while they illustrate the chivalry of Georgia upon the tented field, we at home are ready to dispense with all superfluities, relinquish all luxuries, and make any sacrifice necessary to maintain and perpetuate our honor and our liberties. While we may have erred in our judgment as to what is a fair compensation for some of the articles in the above schedule of prices, we feel that we have stood impartially between the Government and the producer, and while protecting one have not lost sight of the other. We have omitted to annex prices to certain articles, either on account of their scarcity or because the Government is fully supplied. At the proper time prices will be fixed for all.

JOHN E. MORGAN,

U. B. WILKINSON,

Commissioners.

By order:

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

COLLECTOR'S OFFICE,

Charleston, S. C., May 21, 1863.

General THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Referring to my letter of the 16th instant, I beg to inclose you a statement of the foreign commerce of this port from 1st July, 1861, to 30th March, 1863.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. F. COLCOCK,

Collector.

[Inclosure.]

Statement of the commerce of the port of Charleston with foreign countries from the 1st of July, 1861, to 30th of March, 1863.

Period. Vessels Vessels Number of

entered. cleared. bales.

From July 1 to Sept. 2 5 140

30, 1861. .

From Oct, 1 to Dec. 3 11 4,675

31, 1861. .

From Jan. 1 to Mar. 6 28 2,195

30, 1862. .

From Apr. 1 to June 10 41 1,345

30, 1862. .

From July 1 to Sept. 15 7 4,101

30, 1862.

From Oct. 1 to Dec. 7 13 10,220

31, 1862.

From Jan. 1 to Mar. 19 25 9,374

30, 1863. .

Total 62 130 32,050

Period. Sea island. Upland. Value.

Pounds. Pounds.

From July 1 to Sept. . . . 72,937 $6,657

30, 1861. .

From Oct, 1 to Dec. 242,030 1,752,119 534,902

31, 1861. .

From Jan. 1 to Mar. 20,459 1,034,299 97,021

30, 1862. .

From Apr. 1 to June . . . 671,128 59,007

30, 1862. .

From July 1 to Sept. 213,954 1,689,375 223,511

30, 1862.

From Oct. 1 to Dec. 243,695 4,411,669 954,009

31, 1862.

From Jan. 1 to Mar. 503,131 3,701,364 1,179,369

30, 1863. .

Total 1,223,269 13,332,981 3,054,476

Statement of revenue received from July 1, 1861, to March 30, 1863.

July 1 to September 30, 1861. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,543. 71

October 1 to December 31, 1861. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,439. 06

January 1 to March 30, 1862. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37,916. 98

April 1 to June 30, 1862. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,844. 66

July 1 to September 30, 1862. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,702. 80

October 1 to December 31, 1862. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,549. 27

January 1 to March 30, 1863. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173,014. 64

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Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,011. 12

Month of April, 1863. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,509. 78