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th inst., publishes the following from its special Washington telegraphic correspondent, dated December 3d: This morning General McCall sent to the headquarters of General Porter, Provost Marshal, two deserters from the rebel army, named Wm. McDonald and John Worsdall. The first is an English boy, twenty years old; the second is a Scotch lad, nineteen years old. They came into Gen. McCall's pickets. They say they both belonged to the Sixth Louisiana regiment, commanded by Colonel Seymour; that they deserted from Centreville, where they report sixty thousand men encamped, under Beauregard and Kirby Smith. McDonald is quite an intelligent young man, and has given some important information to General McClellan about the movements of the rebels. Among other things they state that General Johnston commands down the Potomac, towards Fredericksburg. Senators Powell and Bright. The New York Herald publishes the following paragraph from its special telegraphic correspondent