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Mr. Janney has not taken the Lincoln Oath — some News from Loudoun. A gentleman recently from Leesburg, Londoun, informs us that there is no truth whatever in these statement by the Washington Republican, (copied into this paper yesterday,) that Mr. Janney had taken the cath to support the Lincoln Government. On the contrarMr. Janney had taken the cath to support the Lincoln Government. On the contrary, he had positively and persistently refused to do so, declaring that he was a citizen of Virginia, and that his allegiance was due to Virginia and the Southern Confederacy. Gen. Geary, the Federal commander, had taken possession of a room in Mr. J.'s house against his (Mr. J.'s) consent, and occupied it during his say in Leesburg which continued until the battle of Kerns.' town, when his troops, (amounting to about 2,000,) were withdrawn for some purpose. --Mr. Janney maintained his position with dignity and firmness, and made no concessions whatever. We learn that the Yankee soldiery behaved with much brutality in Loudoun. They robbed and pillaged