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March 28.


Governor Pickens, of South Carolina, sent a message to the convention of that State, informing it that six hundred men would be required to garrison the forts in Charleston harbor; besides giving other important details respecting the financial condition of the State.1


The actual vote of the State of Louisiana on secession is given by the New Orleans papers of to-day as follows: For secession, 20,--448; against it, 17,296.--World, April 4.

1 This message is printed complete in the New York Tribune of April 2, 1861.

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