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From Washington.
the expulsion of Mr. Russell demanded — Advance of the Confederates--Federal pickets Driven in, &c.

Washington Sept. 15.
--Several petitions have been received here from New York and Philadelphia, demanding the expulsion of Mr. Russell, the correspondent of the London Times.

Several thousand of the Confederates marched on the Federal pickets, near Mary Hall's house and Mount Olive Church, driving them into the lines. They also shelled the Federals at Ball's Cross Roads, and the mill, below the Point, they carried.

Gen. McClellan has, are this, attempted to drive them away.

The pickets thrown out from Fort Corcoran have been driven in, and one Lieutenant and two soldiers were killed.

The Confederates fire signal rockets all along their whole line.

The Washington correspondent of the Evening Past says that the result of the skirmishes about Washington, on the Virginia side, are greatly exaggerated.

The militia of the District of Columbia are preparing for active service.

The leading editor of the Baltimore Exchange has been arrested.

Heavy-firing was heard yesterday in the neighborhood of the Chain Bridge, but it is believed that the artillery were merely practicing.

The correspondent of the New York Post further says that at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning the Confederates moved in force to Ball's Cross Roads. Four Federal pickets were captured and two wounded.

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