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ree-quarters of a mile. At Memphis business was comparatively prostrate, and large fires were of frequent occurrence. Stanton, the New Secretary of war, in Buchanan's Cabinet[from the St. Louis Republican, Jan. 20. A year ago, when Gen. Cass--grieved and indignant — left Mr. Buchanan's Cabinet, Mr. Attorney-General BlackMr. Buchanan's Cabinet, Mr. Attorney-General Black was transferred to the portfolio of State, and Mr. Stanton, then absent from Washington, was fixed upon as Attorney-General. The same night he arrived at a late hour and learned from his family of his appointment. Knowing the character of the bold, bad men then in the ascendancy in the Cabinet, he determined at once to decline;posed by the Secretary of the Interior, if followed, is treason, and will involve you and all concerned in treason." Such language had never before been heard in Buchanan's Cabinet, and the men who had so long ruled and billed the President, were surprised and enraged to be thus rebuked. Floyd and Thompson sprang to their feet wi
s. Mr. Cowan replied that if it could be proved that it was the intention of Mr. Bright to aid the traitors, there could be no doubt of his treason. The first fact to consider is, was there a state of war at the time the the letter was written? There were then three or four parties in the United States. One of them believed in secession. Another party did not believe in secession, yet thought if the States seceded we had no right to force them back. At the head of this party was Jas. Buchanan. Another party thought that as the Southern States had gone on in their secession movements until March, and had formed a Government, it was impolitic now to coerce them. Another party opposed secession, and was willing to take any means whatever to put it down. He (Mr. Cowan) understood that Mr. Bright belonged to the party which did not believe in secession, but thought it impolitic to attempt coercion, as it would only serve to more completely dissever the Union. At the first, all