Washington, Dec. 10.
--The impression prevails here that the border States are about to advise the cotton States, in case they secede, to submit temporarily to the existing tariff and postal laws, and to send Commissioners to Washington
to treat with the Federal Government
, and thus avoid collision and bloodshed; and should the Federal Government
refuse to recognize the Commissioners
, or the negotiations fall to be consummated, then the border States will follow their sister Southern States in secession.
's rumor that Lincoln
has addressed a conciliatory letter to Jeff. Davis
, is discredited here.
, of S. C.
, had an interview with the President
has certainly resigned, and will return home on Thursday.
The President, to-day, was assured from authentic sources that South Carolina
will not oppose the collection of the revenue, nor the Federal
retention of the forts during the remainder of his administration.