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line. On Friday, one thousand Mississipians, as a guard, reached the vicinity of Fairfax Court-House, with sixty pieces of artillery. The force opposite Washington is estimated by the Confederates at one hundred and twenty-five thousand, with heavy reinforcements daily arriving. They say an attack is to be made on Washington the present week. Simultaneously with the attack on Washington demonstrations are to be made (according to the same authority) below, near the mouth of the Occoquan, and above, and at Edwards', Nolan's, or the White House Ferry. "important from North Carolina." Our North Carolina friends will read the following Federal assertions with surprise: Washington, Sept. 5.--Respectable gentlemen who have arrived here from North Carolina, by a circuitous route, say that the Union prospects in that State are of the most encouraging character. The acting Governor is a reliable Union man. Secret leagues of loyal citizens exist in every county, whic