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The reception of the secession news at the
South and Elsewhere.

Mobile, Dec. 21.
--The secession of South Carolina was received here with great rejoicing. One hundred guns were fired, the military paraded, and the streets resounded with cheers.

Montgomery, Ala, Dec. 21.--The Governor ordered one hundred guns to be fired upon the reception of the intelligence that South Carolina had seceded.

Washington, Dec. 21.--The secession of South Carolina is taken very quietly here.--Nothing is known of the course intended to be pursued by the President or Congress.

New Orleans,Dec. 21.--An actor at the Varieties Theatre last night announced from the stage the secession of South Carolina. The news was received with enthusiasm.

There is a general demonstration of joy here at the secession. One hundred guns were fired. The Pelican flag was unfurled.

Secession speeches were made by leading citizens. The Marseillaise was the only music played. A bust of Calhoun was exhibited, decorated with a cockade.

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