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ists both here and at the South, is leading many people to overrate the importance and probable results of the "overtures" now making through the medium of Mr. Francis P. Blair--though it is doubtful if they are even worthy of being called "overtures," inasmuch as that implies a readiness on the part of those making them to abando serious belief that anything tangible will grow out of the very delicate diplomacy going on between Washington and Richmond. According to our best information, Mr. Blair's mission is undertaken with the permission simply of the President, and with no endorsement or authority from him. An experienced politician like Mr. Blair cannMr. Blair cannot fail, of course, through those manipulations so expertly used in diplomatic life, to ascertain precisely the views and sentiments of Mr. Davis and the other leaders of the rebellion. We hazard little in predicting that those views will be a reiteration of the demand for independence and recognition. Whether this demand will be