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From Washington.
[special Correspondence of the Dispatch.]

Washington, Feb. 27, 1861.
Washington, Feb. 27, 1861.

Summer weather has come upon us most unexpectedly. The windows are all open, the canaries are singing joyously, and everybody seems cheerful.

It was reported last evening that the Virginia delegation had seceded from the Peace Congress; but it appears they still hang on. The Congress is beginning to excite general pity, not to say contempt.

The postponement of the Force bill in the House until Thursday was considered equivalent to its defeat. But the fact that the Committee on Federal Relations of the Virginia Convention had voted down Mr. Macfarland's resolution in regard to the collection of revenue in the seceded States, strengthened the nerves of the Black Republicans, and the Force bill will now, in all probability, be passed. Thus Virginia inaugurates civil war. Mr. James Barbour's vote in favor of coercion is the subject of much comment.

It is both affirmed and denied that Mr. Jno. Bell, of Tennessee, has come on by invitation, to take a seat in the Cabinet. No new Cabinet appointments have been made since Lincoln's arrival. Reports favor Gideon Weller, Winter Davis, and Caleb Smith. Mr. Botts has not been mentioned.

The Northern papers are very severe in their criticisms upon Hon. Mr. Jenkins, of your State, because of his letter to Postmaster General King. He is a "traitor, " "rebel," and all that. A truer son of Virginia does not live. He is "pure gold" on the Southern question, and on all that pertains to the honor and rights of the Old Dominion.

I hear that Lincoln has modified his Inaugural in respect to coercion; and Union-Republican men are in high glee. They are profuse in their congratulations to Secessionists, in view of the fact that Virginia is going to remain the rump of the Abolition Empire simply because Lincoln is kind enough not to declare war. I suppose we must give up all hope of getting our rights, and submit to the Submissionists. What are our rights compared to the success of the free-soil-federal party in Virginia? Why talk about State pride, and the renown of the past? We have had glory enough. Let's accept the day of our shame like men, and try to worship Seward and make merry like decent citizens.

It is said that Old Abe gave his son Bob a copy of the Inaugural to bring with him. Bob got drunk in Cincinnati and lost it. The man who found it ought by all means to publish it, so that we may compare it with that of the 4th of March.

The carriage presented to Mrs. Abe by a number of New Yorkers, is described as ‘" what is technically called a full-dress coach,"’ with a richly trimmed hammer cloth, elaborately carved standard for the footman, concealed step which descend only with the opening of the doors, crimson brocatelle curtains, and patent spring cushions and back. Cost $1,500.

The Tribune quotes approvingly the views of the Lynchburg Virginian as to the duties of Union men in the South.


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