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Affair of honor cut short.

--The Hon. Henry S. Foote, of Tennessee, was on yesterday, just after the adjournment, of Congress, arrested by officer Jenkins, of the city police, on a warrant charging him with being about to engage in a duel with Mr. John Mitchell. Mr. Foote was carried before the Mayor, who held him to bail in the sum of five thousand dollars to appear before him this morning at 9 o'clock and answer the charge, and required him to give security in a like amount, in the meantime, to keep the peace and be of good behavior. The Hon. Charles S. Colyar, of Tennessee, became Mr. Foote's surety.

The difficulty between Messrs. Foote and Mitchell is said to have grown out of some editorial strictures in the Richmond Examiner upon Mr. Foote's speech in Congress, last Saturday, upon resolutions introduced by Mr. Staples, of Virginia. Mr. Foote, attributing the obnoxious editorial to Mr. Mitchell, on Monday animadverted upon it from his place in the House of Representatives; and in the course of his remarks, made use of some expressions which were deemed personal and offensive to Mr. Mitchell.

We have not learned whether there was a warrant issued for Mr. Mitchell's arrest. If there was, it had not been executed up to 6 o'clock last evening.

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