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From Washington.

Washington, April 15.
--Our streets present a scene of unusual interest. Battalions, companies, and squads are marching and remarching from point to point, unaccompanied by music, except the tap of a single drum.--News men, citizens, and strangers, are all in the dark, and all equally anxious. There is no shouting, no rioting, no dissipation, no bravado — all are conversing calmly, but in low tones, on the all-absorbing topic. There is a large influx of Northerners, whose bearing is somewhat confident, but not bullying. There are rumors of the expected arrival of Northern military, but 'tis doubtful as to the day. It is certain, however, that several thousand have been preliminarily provided for on their arrival the present week. Ten companies of volunteers are already mustered into service, and six more are required by the present demand. The deepest feeling of suspense pervades all, while apparently calm.

Henry W. Hoffman has been appointed Collector for the port of Baltimore.

E. T. Blamire, of Portsmouth, has been appointed Postmaster at that place.

Joseph H. Barrett, of Ohio, has received the appointment of Commissioner of Pensions.

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