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regard to the retention of the forts occupied by the United States, that is a question which is now brought down to the simple point of holding or abandoning Fort Pickens, for we assume that Fort Sumter will be evacuated at an early day, and Forts Jefferson, at Tortugas, and Taylor, at Key West, lying far out at sea, and being obviously of national importance, are not included in the number of the posts which the State of Florida is entitled to claim on the ground of any necessity for her local defence. Forts Jefferson and Taylor were built with paramount reference to the commerce of the United States, and should remain in the hands of the Government which built them in the interest of its commerce.--The Key West naval coal depot and wharf, the marine hospital, the army barracks, the admiralty courts and wrecking organization, and the series of light-houses — Loggerhead, Tortugas, Key West, Sand Key, Sombrero, Carysfort, Cape Florida, Jupiter, and Cape Canaveral — will not, we take