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From Washington.

Washington, March 5.
--Maj. Anderson, up to the 4th of March, has continued to speak of his condition as safe, and expressed the opinion that reinforcements had better not be sent him.

Drafts drawn by Secretary Dix on the Assistant Treasurer at New Orleans, to pay for the work on the Custom-House there, and drafts by the Postmaster-General on the same officer, for postal service, amounting to about $300,000, have been returned unpaid.

The resignation of Mr. Preston, Minister to Spain, was filed this morning.

A large number of Kentuckian and Indianian are here urging the promotion of Maj. Anderson as Brigadier-General, vice Twiggs.

Capt. Day, of Virginia, Aid to Gen. Scott, has resigned.

Some of the most prominent leading gentlemen from the Senate, directly after the delivery of the Inaugural, telegraphed the Governor of South Carolina and other States, not to attack the forts in possession of the Federal troops, but await definite instructions from the President of the Southern Confederacy.

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