to Pennsylvania was that the war was about to be brought to a close by the occupation of Washington and the dictation of terms from Jeff. Davis.
The Times expects to hear of that event "in a week." The Army and Navy Gazette, in view of the possibility of Jefferson Davis overthrowing President Lincoln, says: "Should another Government address us from Washington, it may be difficult, indeed impossible, to refuse to acknowledge it."
In France the question received ministerial attention.
Le North, speaking of an interview had between our Minister, Mr. Dayton, and Mr. Drouyn de L'huys, says that it has reason to believe that Mr. Dayton did not declare that America would consider the recognition of the Confederate States as a casus belli, and that Drouyn de L'huys asked Mr. Dayton whether a fresh offer of mediation would be well received at Washington; upon which Mr. Dayton said that it would not.
The London correspondent of the New York Herald, writing with reference to the inva