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Interesting from Cairo. --The Cairo correspondent of the St. Louis Republican, in his letter of July 1st, furnishes some interesting information, part of which is confirmatory of what we have already had from other sources: Captain Pitcher, of the regular army, came here on Saturday, and remains here for the purpose of mustering in the three years volunteers. Yesterday (Sunday) he swore in three companies of the 18th Regiment. He went up to Camp Smith to swear in Company A, of the Chicago Light Artillery, but they refused to enlist for three years. This is a splendid company — no better on the ground. By the way, this three years business is creating considerable excitement in the different camps, and considerable trouble to those in authority. The general sentiment in the camp undoubtedly is, that it would be more sensible to send round the paymaster ahead of the recruiting officer. Unless the men are paid off (of which there is no present probability,) there wil