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Secession movement at the South. Secession movement in North Carolina. A dispatch from Raleigh, N. C., dated January 1st, 1861, says: New Year's day was inaugurated here by the most unusual excitement, caused by the arrival of a special train from Wilmington. N. C., containing a committee, who came on a most remarkable errand. This committee consisted of the Hon. W. S. Ashe, Captain E. D. Hall, and Messrs. Larriset and Hedick. The business of the committee was to consult with Gov. Ellis upon the propriety of taking Fort Johnson, a revolutionary fortress situated on Cape Fear river, about two miles from its mouth, and near the town of Smithville. Gov. Ellis did not advise the taking possession of the fort, but the committee returned home this evening, resolved upon taking care of the entire Cape Fear section. The committee dined at the Kane House, with Speaker Clarke, of the Senate; John Spelman, editor of the State Journal; Capt. Hoke, a member of the