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Lincoln first reached Egypt, (as early as the 3d of January last,) Mr. Edwin DeLeon, Consul-General of Egypt, at once wrote the Department at Washington, and unconditionally sending in his resignation, to take effect on the 4th of March. Being among the first diplomatic officers abroad to resign, it has, perhaps, been suppressed through policy; but he has ever been too consistent a Southern man to hold office under a Republican, even before the secession of his own State was known. Mr. DeLeon has filled his position abroad for eight years, with such credit to himself and to his country, that Congress has twice passed complimentary resolutions on his conduct in the Greek and Jaffa outrages. The cause of Mr. DeLeon's delay in Egypt is the death of Mr. Moore, the Vice-Consul, who was his personal friend, and who left his private affairs in his hands to be arranged; he, therefore delayed his return for the benefit of his friend's family. He has, however, left, and is daily expected home, and will no doubt promptly offer his services to the Southern Confederacy.--Charleston Courier.
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