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nistration, so that if the rumor of the Richmond Enquirer's Washington correspondent be well founded, that it is the intention in the event of insubordination in Virginia, to march two columns upon Richmond from the fort on the Potomac and from Old Point, seize this city and make it the base of operations against the Southern States, the metropolis of Virginia might, by a sudden movement of this kind, be captured by the enemy about as readily as it was by Benedict Arnold in the Revolution. It admitted who has the slightest sympathy with the Southern People. At Washington there are one thousand troops of the regular army; at all the Northern Navy-Yards, gunboats of light draft and carrying heavy cannon are being hurriedly prepared; Old Point, Fort Washington and Harper's Ferry are already occupied by Federal troops, and a large naval squadron is already concentrated near the harbor of Pensacola. Mr. Lincoln is therefore in a condition to begin an attempt to recapture the forts in t