Washington, Dec. 27.
--The House Select Committee has rejected Mr. Rust
's proposition for the extension of the Missouri Compromise line to the Pacific
All the Republicans, and Henry Winter Davis
, of Maryland
, voted against it. Other schemes are pending.
and Capt. Dunnevent
, of South Carolina
, and Major Wayne
, of Georgia
, officers U. S. A.
, have resigned.
The South Carolina
postmasters are continually sending in their resignations, saying that they are out of the Union
The address proposing a Convention of the border slave States at Baltimore
, meets with general approval of the representatives therefrom, and has received numerous signatures.
The Senate Committee of Thirteen meets again to-morrow.
is more hopeful of a good result.
The Administration having received a dispatch relative to the movements of Major Anderson
, the Cabinet
has been in session all day, and is still sitting to-night.
Circulars for a caucus of the members of the following States, to be held to-night, on national affairs, has been issued: Kentucky
, North Carolina
, New Jersey
The members express a belief of their ability to fix upon a plan of preventing the secession of the Cotton States
and restore harmony.