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[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch]
Northern news.

Secretary Seward's letter to Minister Dayton--Com. Wilkers's official report — Congressional, &c.



Norfolk, Dec. 12.
--The following items of news are taken from latest Northern papers received here:

Washington, Dec. 10.--Secretary Seward's letter to Minister Dayton, of France, is out.

He is very anxious to abolish privateering. Thouvenel is chary. Seward rejects his proposition of neutrality.

Commodore Wilkes's official statement, about Mason and Slidell, charges the British agent with complicity in their escape to Europe.

Mr. Pendleton, of Ohio, moved that Congress alone shall have the power to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. He spoke at length upon his resolution. It was afterwards tabled by a vote of four to one.

New York, Dec. 10.--Cotton firm but unchanged. Sales of 1,800 bales at 31a31½. Stock exchange — U. S. coupons $93a93¾; Virginia 6's $67a68.

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