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From the South.

Augusta, Ga., Dec. 5.
--The Georgia Methodist Conference, in session here, to-day appointed a committee to issue an address condemning the custom of the U. S. Navy requiring the use of the Episcopalian form of service on ships-of-war.

Charleston, S. C., Dec. 5. --The Courier and Mercury published the President's Message this morning, from advance copies.

Columbia, S. C., Dec. 5. --During a debate in the Legislature yesterday, on establishing an Ordnance Bureau, Mr. Rhett said he had bad for several years, in Charleston, eight of the largest sized Paixhan guns, which may be used in taking the forts at Charleston.

Mr. Marshall said the State had 382 companies of infantry, 50 companies of cavalry, 18 of artillery, and 2 companies of riflemen — making over 121 battalions, 56 regiments, 14 brigades, and 5 divisions.

Mr. McGowan said the total military force was about 65,000.

Milledgeville, Ga., Dec. 5. --There is nothing of interest.

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