--The President has directed Judge Halyburton
, of the District Court, to administer the oath of office to Thos. H. Fisher
, of Fairfax county
, as the successor of Col. John F. Wiley
, a worthy and estimable gentleman, and a veteran of the war of 1812, who has been performing the duties of the office in question for several years with great acceptability to the people.
's appointee, Fisher
, has not, however, as yet presented himself before the Judge
to take the oath of office.