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y's discovery for preventing the abrasion and counterfeiting of United States coin. The fact that, in accordance with an act of Congress, commissioners were sent to the International Statistical Congress in London last July, is also referred to, with the further fact that the Hon. A. B. Longstreet, of South Carolina, withdrew therefrom on the first day of the session, on account of the presence of a negro as a member of the body. The report of the Judge on the subject is submitted, and Secretary Cobb adds: "It is only necessary to say that the withdrawal of Judge Longstreet from the Congress, and his refusal to return to its deliberations, received the entire approval of his Government." Report of the Postmaster General. This report shows that on the 30th of June, 1860, there were 8,562 mail routes in operation, extending 240,594 miles, of which 27,129 were by railroad, 14,976 by steamboat, 54,577 by coach, and 143,912 by inferior modes. The total annual transportati
dispatch of last night, in this: Secession during his administration is a reflection upon himself and his constitutional advisers. He begs, therefore, that the Southern members of his Cabinet, and the leaders of the Democratic party, will aid him in urging South Carolina to postpone action until he has retired into private life. Let the Convention meet, let the ordinaries of secession be passed, but let it be provided that it shall not take effect till the 4th of March next. It is said that Cobb, Thompson, Floyd, Jefferson Davis, and other Democratic chieftains, have yielded, and that a Mr. Trescot has been sent to make a solemn appeal to Governor Gist. Hearing of this, two prominent members of South Carolina, regarding the President's plan as, to use their own words, "a deep-laid conspiracy to prevent disunion," have telegraphed Governor Gist, and followed the telegram with a joint letter, urging him to hold fast, and go out promptly.--Should South Carolina yield an inch, all other