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[by Johnson's Independent news Agency.

From Washington.

Washington, December 8.
--The official correspondence between our Government and England and France is being prepared for publication. That with England is very voluminous, as it covers the whole question of belligerent rights. Only that portion of the correspondence with France relative to Mexican affairs will be published, as it is not deemed expedient to make it all public at present.

It is announced in official circles that President Johnson is very urgent for the admission of the Tennessee delegates. In seems settled that there will be an exception in their case. The Republican Senatorial caucus was considerably divided on the question. Congress is not disposed to make an issue with the President if it can be avoided.

The resignation of General B. F. Butler, which was tendered to the War Department a few days since, was promptly accepted to-day. This announcement creates much sensation here.

The Speaker has been exceedingly busy since the adjournment on Wednesday in making up his committees. They are nearly The only controversy is on the of the Committee of Ways and Means., new committees raised by the last If Thaddeus Stevens is at the head Ways and Means, it is not unlikely Banks will be the chairman of branch of the reconstruction committee .

The Illinois members fix the sum voted to Lincoln at $100,000. The select committee on the subject will probably recommend this sum.

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