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Mr. Lincoln's Cabinet.sketches of its members. The telegraph informs us this morning that the United States Senate yesterday, confirmed the following appointments by Mr. Lincoln, of members of his Cabinet: W. H. Seward, of New York, Secretary of State; Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury; Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, Secretary of War; Montgomery Blair, of Maryland, Postmaster General; Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy; C. B. Smith, of Indiana, Secretary of the Interior, and Ed. Bates, of Missouri, Attorney General. The following sketches of these gentlemen will be interesting at this time: Wm. R. Seward, Secretary of State. Mr. Seward was born in Orange county, in the State of New York, on the 16th of May, 1861. He was educated at Union College, in New York, and took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1820, and of Master of Arts in 1824.-- in the age of 21 he established himself at Auburn in the profession of the law, and soon required a lucrative and
Mr. Lincoln's Cabinet. Washington, March 5. --The Senate, during a secret session of an hour and a half to-day, confirmed the following Cabinet appointments, submitted by Mr. Lincoln: Secretary of State--Wm. H. Seward, of New York. Secret'y of the Treasury — Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio. Secretary of War--Simon Cameron, of Pa. Secretary of the Navy--Gideon Wells, of Ct. Postmaster General--Montgomery Blair, of Maryland. Secretary of the Interior--C. B. Smith, of Indiana. Attorney General--Edward Bates, of Mo. The vote was unanimous for all the appointments except Bates and Blair. In their cases four or five votes were cast against each, because the Republicans were unwilling that any representatives from slave States should get into the Cabinet. A large crowd assembled around the doors, anxious to hear the result of the Executive session.