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Difficulty on board the Mail Boat. --We understand that a difficulty occurred on board the Mail steamer from Acquia Creek, yesterday afternoon, which came near leading to a serious result. It appears that a man from Connecticut, who has been traveling through a portion of the South, made some remarks at various times derogatory of South Carolina and her citizens. These remarks were heard by a Virginian, a resident of South Carolina, who resented them, calling the man from Connecticut a d — n liar and scoundrel, and challenging him to mortal combat in the forward part of the steamer, and offering to furnish him either a pistol or bowie-knife as a weapon. This occurred at the dining-table and caused great excitement and consternation. The Connecticut man declined the challenge, when the captain of the steamer and many of the passengers interfered, and any further difficulty was prevented. The man from Connecticut was, however, advised not to obtrude his obnoxious views in the