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postponed. A melancholy state of facts surround the Post-Office Department, so far as the domestic affairs of its principal officers are concerned. Postmaster General Holt is confined to his house with pneumonia, and is considered quite dangerous. Assistant Postmaster General King is depressed by the illness of his daughter, who is quite low with typhoid fever. Mr. Dundas, Second Assistant, is not expected to live, having suffered for some time with a fatal disease of the kidneys. Mr. Childs, who has been acting for Mr. Dundas, was yesterday summoned from his duties by the death of a child. These facts, together with the natural complications presented in that department at this crisis, combine to embarrass the business to a great degree. The Crisis Committee are not making much headway. Mr. Corwin, the Chairman, has reported a series of resolutions, which it is understood are intended to meet the crisis. It is said that they meet the approval of a majority of the Repu