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Another speech from the PresidentAddresses of Gen. Scott and Ex-Sec'y Holt. Washington, March 5. --Several State delegations called on Mr. Lincoln this morning to pay their respects. The most prominent among them were those from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The former (as did the latter,) assembled in the East-room,ing them out. Mr. Lincoln excused himself from further remarks on account of pressing business, and retired without more ceremony than a farewell bow. Gen. Scott and Secretary Holt were also visited. To the greetings of the Pennsylvania delegation Gen. Scott made a brief, patriotic and friendly speech. Mr. Holt expt were also visited. To the greetings of the Pennsylvania delegation Gen. Scott made a brief, patriotic and friendly speech. Mr. Holt expressed himself honored by the visit, and regretted that the brief time be had occupied the War Department had not enabled him to do more for his country in this, the time of its troubles.
rson, up to the 4th of March, has continued to speak of his condition as safe, and expressed the opinion that reinforcements had better not be sent him. Drafts drawn by Secretary Dix on the Assistant Treasurer at New Orleans, to pay for the work on the Custom-House there, and drafts by the Postmaster-General on the same officer, for postal service, amounting to about $300,000, have been returned unpaid. The resignation of Mr. Preston, Minister to Spain, was filed this morning. A large number of Kentuckian and Indianian are here urging the promotion of Maj. Anderson as Brigadier-General, vice Twiggs. Capt. Day, of Virginia, Aid to Gen. Scott, has resigned. Some of the most prominent leading gentlemen from the Senate, directly after the delivery of the Inaugural, telegraphed the Governor of South Carolina and other States, not to attack the forts in possession of the Federal troops, but await definite instructions from the President of the Southern Confederacy.
the only and true cause of Lincoln's midnight run through Maryland. Those whose deep interest it is to have him alive in Washington were afraid to allow him to pass the State of Maryland by daylight, and with this end in view, numerous dispatches were received by his keepers in Harrisburg on Friday night, to the effect that the train on the Northern Central Railway would be thrown from the track at a point where the death of all on board would be inevitable. These dispatches were sent by Gen. Scott, Senator Seward, and others, who averred their information was from reliable sources of information in Baltimore. Lincoln was hurried off by the circuitous way of Philadelphia — not even allowed to take his wife and children with him, but compelled to let them take the very train that he had been directed to avoid. What did the interested ones care for poor Mrs. Lincoln and her children, so that the great aim of their ambition, the tool they have elevated to the Presidency, was safely an