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an be avoided. A shrewd New England man said this morning that all Charleston has to do is to declare itself a free port; the Yankees will do the rest. Uncle Sam may impose as many embargoes on the port as he pleases, but the Yankees will fool him to death, and soon we shall find the whole Northwest running to Charleston to buy goods free of duty. I have it from most reliable authority that Lincoln has decided on the following men as Southern (1) members of his Cabinet, to wit: Cassius Clay, Edward Bates and Frank Blair. The South has little to hope from constitutional advisers of this sort. Weed is expected here hourly. Seward, on the pretence of going to see his family, had a three-day's confab with Weed, who at once pushed off to have an interview with Lincoln, and now comes post haste to the Federal city, bringing, it is supposed, a compromise of some kind with him. Mr. Douglas, it is said, will at an early day advocate the plan of cutting off New England. I