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On Thursday, 11th of April, telegraphic despatches had been received, which appeared on the bulletins of the Mercury and Courier, at Charleston, S. C., stating that but three States in the North--Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Ohio--had responded to Old Abe's call for troops; that Old Abe had been poisoned, and that Seward held the reins of Government. Another despatch subsequently arrived, which recited that Maine and Vermont had refused to send troops out of their States. When those announcements were read by the people, who assembled round the newspaper offices, there were loud demonstrations of applause. But those remarkable flattering despatches did not stop there; they were followed by others, which declared in large capitals on bulletin boards of those journals, that the famous New York Seventh Regiment, with another corps from Boston, tendered their services to Jefferson Davis to fight against the Black Republicans of the North; and that they had chartered a vessel, and were proceeding on their way South. This was followed by the welcome announcement that Maryland, Tennessee, and North Carolina, had passed ordinances of secession. All these reports were duly credited — not a professed skeptic appearing among the tens of thousands who heard them.--Boston Transcript, April 30.

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