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The following telegrams are copied from the Washington Chronicle of the 25th instant, received last night. There was no late news in the paper from either of the principal seats of war, or from the Upper Potomac:

General Forrest at Memphis.

Memphis, August 21.
--This city was attacked at 4 o'clock this morning, by the rebel General Forrest, with three brigades of cavalry, about 3,000 strong. This force left General Smith's front, at Oxford, on the evening of the 18th instant, and made a rapid forced march to this city. They drove in our pickets, and dashed directly into the headquarters of General Washburne, who made a very narrow escape. They then made a rush into General Buckland's headquarters; but he also succeeded in making his escape. They then attacked the Irving prison, but were repulsed by the guard there.

They next visited the Gayoso House, expecting to capture General Hurlbut, but he was stopping at a friend's house, and so the rebels did not succeed in getting possession of him. Our troops now attacked the rebels and drove them from the city, killing about thirty and wounding about one hundred.--The rebels captured thirty of our men and forty horses. They did not have time to obtain much plunder. Our loss in killed and wounded is about the same as that of the rebels.

Memphis, August 22.--The rebel raid on this city yesterday was a complete failure, and is so admitted by General Forrest. His intention was to capture General Washburne and other generals.

Our troops being without leaders, the rebels carried off some plunder, and captured quite a number of prisoners, including two officers and several clerks and telegraph operators. Numerous acts of cruelty were perpetrated by the rebels.

Peace Rumors and Speculations.

New York, August 24, 3 P. M.
--Rumors are current here, and credited in the best financial circles, that the Government has decided to send five commissioners to Richmond--three Republicans and two Democrats — to arrange the preliminaries for peace. It is also rumored that the commission is now on its way to Richmond. This rumor is said to have had a sensible effect on the gold market, causing a decline of some four per cent.

[The Chronicle adds to the above: "If there is any foundation for the above, it is the first intimation we have had of it."]

New York, August 24.--Gold closed at 254½. The rumor about Peace Commissioners is still afloat, but little confidence is placed in it.

Cincinnati, August 24.--Fernando Wood, in his speech at Dayton last night, asserted that a peace man, on a peace platform, would be nominated at Chicago, and that in this the Convention would be harmonious.

Another piratical steamer.

New York, August 24.
--By the arrival of the steamer Haze, from North Carolina, we learn that a new piratical steamer, one of a number, is now in Wilmington, receiving her armament. She is considered the most formidable of them all. She will be the first to leave that port, if not already out.

The draft in Ohio.

Cincinnati, August 24.
--Governor Borough has issued a proclamation to persons in Ohio, who are preparing to resist the draft, warning them to desist from such purpose.

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