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From Washington.

Washington, March 28.
--Nearly a dozen members of the press have been appointed to foreign and home offices, among them Jas. E. Harvey, a newspaper letter-writer, and former editor of the Philadelphia American.

Joseph S. Wilson, former Commissioner of the General Land Office, has been returned to his former place as Chief Clerk of that Bureau.

Capt. Josiah Gorgas, of the Ordnance Department, has resigned, owing, it is believed, to his being suspended as Superintendent of the Frankfort Arsenal.

No troops, it is authoritatively stated, have been ordered to Fort Pickens.

No Supreme Court nomination has been made.

Mr. Archibold, late Chief Engineer U. S. N., has declined the same position in the Confederate Navy.

The Convention, on the San Juan question, proposed by Great Britain, goes over to the next session.

Confirmations by the Senate.--Carl Schurz, Minister to Spain; Cassius M. Clay, Minister to Russia; A. B. Dickinson, of New York, Minister to Nicaragua; James E. Harvie, of Pa., Minister to Portugal; B. H. Ishemond, N. Y., Chief Engineer U. S. N.; George W. Lane, Judge Southern District of Alabama.

Capt. Jos. Gorgas, of New York, and Lieut. H. B. Kelly, of La., U. S. A., have resigned.

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