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d murder was committed in Washington. A young man, named Cornelius Boyd, prudent in walk and conversation, who has been long known to entertain Southern sentiments, was awakened about 2 o'clock in the morning, by a knock at his door, and upon opening he was fired upon, and died a few minutes after his wife had succeeded in getting him up stairs. The firing continued until a lady living in the same house told the assailants that Boyd was dead. The deceased was a bricklayer by trade. Mr. Watson, who was some days ago appointed superintendent and supervisor of the Washington telegraph office, has been, by order of President Lincoln, removed. The office is now occupied by soldiers, and no dispatches, except those sent by the Administration, or received from its agents, are permitted to go over the wires. It is asserted, on tolerable authority, (for nothing now relating to the operations of the Administration is certain, as all its plans are intended as profound secrets,) that