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al suite consisted of Curtis Lee, son of Gen. Lee, and Col. Johnston, son of the lamented Albert Sidney Johnston. He was met at the steamer's wharf by Mayor Keith, of our city, and rode in a carriage with the former to the Gee House. Upon arriving there he was shown into the parlor, where he was visited and conversed with by a large number of officers and civilians, besides several ladies, who also tendered their congratulations. Amongst the latter was a venerable lady, the mother of Hon. C. J. McRae, now our most important agent in Europe, who had been an old neighbor and friend of the President. Their meeting, we learn, was a most affecting one, and the changed and sad situation of the present, as contrasted with the past, keenly felt and expressed by both. After a short time spent in the reception of his visitors, the President was urged to speak to the people, which he did from the front door of the hotel, in some brief remarks, occupying him scarcely ten minutes. The Pres