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From Washington.

arrest of spies — a New York correspondent wounded — more ‘"Masked batteries "’--return of Gen. McClelian, &c.



Washington, Sept. 16.
--Three spies were arrested here to-day.

F. W. Walker, the correspondent of the New York Express, has been dangerously wounded by a prisoner, who afterwards made his escape.

Commodore Porter has been assigned to an important command on the Mississippi.

The correspondent of the New York Tribune says that the Potomac flotilla reports new batteries five miles below Aquia Creek; and also a large number of soldiers at Mathias Point. The steamer Pensacola will not be able to pass the Point without a severe fight.

General McClellan has just returned from a visit to Gen. Banks.

The proclamation of the Captain General of Cuba, regarding ships bearing the Confederate flag, occupies the serious attention of the Cabinet.

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