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onths ago from Carlisle Barracks to Harper's Ferry, to act as a guard, in the event of an attack, which the Superintendent has just grounds to apprehend was contemplated by persons not residing in Virginia or sympathizing with the South. It will be seen from a letter herewith filed, and addressed by the Secretary of War to your Committee, that no other movement of troops has taken place in Virginia, within the last twelve months, than those herein specified. "War Department, Feb. 27th, 1861. "Sir: In reply to your note of yesterday's date. communicating a resolution of the Convention of the State of Virginia, directing an inquiry whether any movement of arms or men has been made by the General Government to any Fort or Arsenal in or bordering upon Virginia, indicating a preparation for attack or coercion,' I have the honor to state that no such movement has taken place, nor has any such been contemplated.--Within the period supposed to be referred to, there has been