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if for the time or the next session, then possibly until after the Presidential election, or perhaps forever. I am far from disinclined to do the justice to Speaker Colfax of saying, that in constituting the House portion of the joint committee upon the representation of the Southern States, that he has so designated them as to give a preponderance against the extreme ideas of Stevens, Sumner & Company. Messrs. Stevens and Boutwell are very ultra--Mr. Bingham not altogether so. Mr. Conkling, probably, less radical still. Mr. Morrill, being a rational practical man, much may be expected of him. Mr. Washburne is openly for the admission of the Tennessee members, and he, as the head of a Northwestern party that dislikes the New England ascendancy in committees and in policy, and also as the close friend of General Grant, who is humane and liberal in his views, will, probably, go to a considerable extent for the Southern representatives. It will be remembered that his brother,