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Congressional. Washington,, Jan. 21 --Senate.--Mr. Hunter asked and was excused from serving as Chairman of the Committee on Finance — he stating as a reason that the political position of his State was about to be changed. Mr. Polk presented a memorial, with signatures covering fifteen quires of paper, all wrapped in the American flag, praying the adoption of the Crittenden resolutions, as amendments to the Constitution. Mr. Slidell moved to take up his resolutions in effect censuring the President for not earlier sending the nomination of Mr. Holt as Secretary of War. The motion was objected to, and the resolution will come up at a future day. Mr. Yulee announced the reception of official intelligence that his State had seceded, and, consequently, that he and his colleague were no longer Senators. He read a valedictory giving the reasons which had induced Florida to secede. Mr. Mallory also delivered a valedictory. Mr. Clay, of Ala., on behalf of
The Postmasters in the seceding States. Washington,, Jan. 21 --Numerous applications continue to be received from postmasters in the seceding States for supplies of postage stamps. Before the orders are filled, an affirmative response is necessary to the question whether they do now, and will continue to hold themselves responsible to the Government, in conformity with the existing laws, for all the postal revenue received by them. The orders have been filled accordingly — the postmasters following the example of the Charleston postmasters. Thus far postal communication in the South is uninterrupted. Judge Greenwood still has the tender of the Secretaryship of the Interior under consideration.
Rumored Republican peace propositions. St. Louis,, Jan. 21. --A special dispatch from Springfield, Ill., to the Republican, says Congressman Kellogg had arrived there and was in conference with Lincoln. The object is supposed to be in reference to a compromise of the national difficulties. It is believed that the Republicans, with Lincoln's sanction, will propose holding a National Convention, and the restoration of the old Missouri Compromise line to California.
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Pensacola Post-office abolished. Washington,, Jan. 21 --The Post-Office at Pensacola was abolished to-day, and the mail service discontinued. The Postmasters throughout the country are directed to send all letters addressed to Pensacola to the Dead Letter Office. This is in consequence of the interception of mails ay the Florida authorities.
The Georgia Convention. Milledgeville, Ga., Jan. 21. --Explanation given in the State Convention by the co-operation members this morning show that the Ordinance of Secession will be signed almost, if not quite, unanimously. [second Dispatch.] Milledgeville,, Jan. 21. --The following preamble and resolution, written by Hon. A. H. Stephens, and Judge Stephens, and presented by Judge Nisbet, were adopted unanimously: Whereas, a lack of unanimity in the action of this CoJan. 21. --The following preamble and resolution, written by Hon. A. H. Stephens, and Judge Stephens, and presented by Judge Nisbet, were adopted unanimously: Whereas, a lack of unanimity in the action of this Convention on the passage of the Ordinance of Secession indicates a difference of opinion among the members of the Convention, not so much as to the rights which Georgia claims, or wrongs of which she complains, as to the remedy and its application before a resort to other measures of redress; and Whereas, it is desirable to give expression to that intention which really exists among all the members of the Convention to sustain the State in the course of action which she has pronounced to be
From Charleston. Charleston, S. C.,, Jan. 21. --The four U. S. soldiers from Fort Sumter, in this city as witnesses in a murder case, attempted to escape Saturday morning, by leaping from the window of the Grand Jury room. They were recaptured and escorted by a file of soldiers to a boat, and sent back to Fort Sumter. Gov. Pickens, on Sunday, sent Maj. Anderson fresh marketing, with his compliments; but the latter, while courteously acknowledging the act, declined to receive them until he can hear from the Government at Washington.
Florida Convention. Tallahassee,, Jan. 21. --The Convention adjourned to-day to meet again at the call of the President. The Hon. S. K. Mallory has been appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the Senate, Judge of Admiralty at Key West, vice Marvin, removed.
Sale of the Mexican prize steamers. New Orleans,, Jan. 21. --The Mexican prize steamers Gen. Miramon and Marquis de Habana, were sold on yesterday to parties in Havana. The former brought $12,500, and the latter $20,000.
Secession Demonstrations. Augusta,, Jan. 21st. --The city is illuminated to-night, and the bells are ringing. The Washington Artillery fired a salute of 400 guns in honor of the Secession Ordinance. The military and firemen are parading.
North Carolina Legislature. Raleigh,, Jan. 21. --Saturday was private bill day. To-day the Convention bill passed to its second reading in the House. It comes up again to-morrow.
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