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Congressman Ely at Liberty. --The proposed exchange of Mr. Faulkner for Mr. Ely having been effected, the latter has been released from his imprisonment in this city, and will leave for Norfolk this morning on his way North. He has paid somewhat dearly for his curiosity in coming out to see the great battle of July 21st, and his entertainment at the "rebel capital" was of a different character from that anticipated by the jolly Congressmen who left Washington on that auspicious occasion.Mr. Ely having been effected, the latter has been released from his imprisonment in this city, and will leave for Norfolk this morning on his way North. He has paid somewhat dearly for his curiosity in coming out to see the great battle of July 21st, and his entertainment at the "rebel capital" was of a different character from that anticipated by the jolly Congressmen who left Washington on that auspicious occasion. His experience, however, may prove beneficial to him and to others of his class. His demeanor while in prison has been such as to win the good opinion of those who have seen him, though such a "privilege" has never been sought by the writer of this paragraph, and we have consequently no personal knowledge of the individual. How he will deport himself in the halls of Lincoln's Congress hereafter is a matter in respect to which we feel no interest, no do we see how it can affect the cause of