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Fairfax C. H., September 6, 1861. I left Manassas Junction early this morning, and after a pleasant ride of four hours arrived at this place. Everything here is quiet and almost as little is known of the state of affairs on the Potomac as in Richmond. There is no excitement, no anxiety, and one can hardly imagine himself so close to two opposing armies. The storm which raged on yesterday has given place to fair weather, and now the air is cool and pleasant, and the day as delightful as heart could wish. A few moments ago I met an officer of the Washington Artillery, who was engaged in the little affair of Wednesday above Great Falls. Last week the expedition was planned to meet a movement of the enemy. The Artillery took position on Tuesday, and early Wednesday morning the Federals came up opposite. They were preparing to camp when first fired on, and after the first round brought their artillery into position for defence. Two or three shot in their midst caused