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Doc. 71.--departure of the New York Seventh Regiment. The intelligence that the Seventh Regiment, the crack Regiment, the almost adored military body of New York; would leave for Washington, created an excitement scarcely surpassed by any-thing that has transpired since the first news of the attack on Fort Sumter. Although it was announced that 8 P. M. was the time for the assembling of the Regiment at their Armory, over Tompkins Market, Broadway was the scene of gathering for hundreds of people long before noon. The march of the second instalment of Massachusetts troops,. early in the forenoon, was but an incentive to their patriotism. If they had to wait many hours, as indeed they had, they were prepared to stand on the tip-toe of expectation till their favorite Regiment passed, even if nightfall came. The aspect of Broadway was very gay indeed. Minus the firing of pistols and the explosion of Chinese crackers, it was many Fourth-of-Julys rolled into one. The Stars and Str