[From the Epoque, April 29, 1865.]

From despatches received to-day we see that hopes are still entertained that Mr. Seward will survive the wounds which he has received. That would be the most fortunate circumstance that could happen to the Union. The most eminent man in the republican party—the friend and habitual counsellor of Mr. Lincoln—retaining his position as the most influential member of the cabinet, would there maintain the traditions which constituted the power of the American government during the four critical years through which it has just passed, and which are still alone capable of averting the new dangers with which it is threatened.