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Dead. --The Lynchburg, Va., papers announce the death of Wm. M. Blackford, of that city. The Republican says of him: Mr. Blackford entered public life, many years ago, as the editor of the Fredericksburg Herald, an old and popular political journal, with whose fortune he was for a long time connected. During John Tyler's Administration he was appointed to the honorable position of Charge d'affaires of the United States to Bogota, which position he filled with credit to himself for Mr. Blackford entered public life, many years ago, as the editor of the Fredericksburg Herald, an old and popular political journal, with whose fortune he was for a long time connected. During John Tyler's Administration he was appointed to the honorable position of Charge d'affaires of the United States to Bogota, which position he filled with credit to himself for four years. In 1845 he removed to this city, and became the editor of the Lynchburg Virginian, which he conducted until 1849, when he was made Postmaster of this city under the Administration of Millard Fillmore.--When he retired from that position in 1853, he was elected Cashier of the Exchange Bank of this city, which position he occupied at the time of his death. Some months ago the Secretary of the treasury made him chief of the Confederate Depositary of this city.