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Visit of the Boards of Trade of Milwaukee and Chicago to Washington.

Washington, Jan. 28.
--The Boards of Trade of Milwaukee and Chicago paid their respects to-day to the President, and to Senators Douglas, Seward, and others.

In their interview with the President, the latter said:

‘ "If Mr. Lincoln shall enjoy his accession to power as much as I shall my retirement from it, he will be a happy man."

Senator Seward, in the course of his conversation with the members of the two Boards, said:

‘ "Heretofore the cry of 'Save the Union' has been raised when the Union was not in danger. I tell you, my friends, that the question of slavery is not now to be taken into account. We are to save the Union, and then we will save all the rest that is worth saving.

General Scott, who was subsequently visited, said

‘ "he was in Chicago when there was not more than twelve houses there, and I procured the first appropriation for the improvement of Chicago harbor. Gentlemen, I am most happy to see you, and if I am ever to be a prisoner, I hope to be a prisoner in your hands."

’ The utmost cordiality was extended to the Western visitors by the citizens.

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