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day laughing heartily at one of the telegrams to the effect that a requisition was to be made on Virginia for 8,000 men to aid in coercion. Examining the baggage is one of the new institutions that has come in with the new Confederacy, and as I was too late for the combat, you must take a description of this in place of more interesting matter. It does not occur directly upon your crossing the line between North Carolina and South Carolina--You are allowed to go on until you reach Florence, S. C., which is the inspection point. The cars run up to a tall pole, bearing the flag of the Confederate States. Then comes the revenue inspector, a good looking, polite young fellow, who calls out for passengers to hand over the keys of their baggage. Each trunk is taken out of the baggage car, and its owner furnishes the key and aids the inspector in turning up the contents, and satisfies him that there is nothing contraband in them. There is no getting off from this, and no feigned lo