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Position of Maryland.

Baltimore, Dec. 21.
--A correspondence between Gov. Hicks and A. R. Handy, Commissioner from Mississippi, appears in the American of to-morrow. The latter inquires whether the Governor will convene the Legislature for the purpose of co-operating with Mississippi in measures necessary to defend the rights of the South, and to form a new Confederacy? The Governor replies at some length, that Maryland is identified with the Southern States in feeling, institutions and habits; that she is also conservative and devoted to the Union of the States under the Constitution, and her people will use all honorable means to preserve and perpetuate it.--

He declares the sentiment of the people of his State is almost unanimous to uphold the Union and maintain their rights under it.--They believe their rights will yet be admitted and secured, and that not until it is certain they will be respected no longer — not until every honorable, constitutional and lawful effort to secure them is exhausted, will they consent to any effort for its dissolution.

[The above dispatch was all received up to the hour of going to press this morning.]

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