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t and Hedick. The business of the committee was to consult with Gov. Ellis upon the propriety of taking Fort Johnson, a revolutionary fortress situated on Cape Fear river, about two miles from its mouth, and near the town of Smithville. Gov. Ellis did not advise the taking possession of the fort, but the committee returned home this evening, resolved upon taking care of the entire Cape Fear section. The committee dined at the Kane House, with Speaker Clarke, of the Senate; John Spelman, editor of the State Journal; Capt. Hoke, a member of the House of Commons, from Lincoln county, and several others. The course of President Buchanan is universally condemned here. The revenue cutter William Aiken. It has already been stated that Capt. Coste, of the United States revenue cutter William Aiken, at Charleston, had resigned his commission. It is now alleged that he subsequently swore in his crew as sailors of the independent State of South Carolina, and hoistin