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le to gather a single item of interest from the present seat of war. We are told, in answer to inquiries from parties coming from the neighborhood of Fredericksburg, that all is quiet, and that, notwithstanding the boasts of Northern papers that Burnside would lead the Yankee hosts to Richmond in less than ten days, his columns are still quartered on the northern bank of the Rappahannock, without an apparent effort to force its passage. Unless the pressure of the radicals should urge him to advrender the capture of the city a feat easy of accomplishment. Meanwhile the public confidence in the ability of our army to resist the invading columns remains unshaken. The people have faith in Gen. Lee and the tried veterans under his command. Since writing the foregoing, we have received information from Gordonsville which indicates that Burnside is moving up the Rappahannock again, some of his forces having gone up as far as eighteen miles in the direction of Warrenton Junction.
The Abolition General. There seems some plausibility in the idea of a Northern journal that the appointment of Burnside as McClellan's successor is not designed to be permanent, but that he is merely to hold the place till an Abolition General can be found who will carry out cos amore the spirit and letter of Lincoln's proclamation. Burnside, it is understood, is of the conservative school, and has labored for some time under the suspicion of being a gentleman. If this suspicion prove we will be much briefer than that of his predecessor. There is another circumstance which gives color to the surmise that Burnside is not intended as a permanent chief. The New York Times, some weeks ago, declared that when martial law should be full at the head of its army. A con that purpose could easily be found, of a gigantic crusade for the Government of both countries be complete. The of Burnside do not entitle him to his once and there must be some ulte object in his appointment.