Old Abe makes an Excursion.
--The New York Herald's Washington
The President, accompanied by Secretary Seward
and Thurlow Weed
, made a tour of observation down the Potomac
Early this morning the Pawnee
was moored off the city of Alexandria
, so that her guns and mortars will command the town.
She has several of James
' riled cannon on board, which will throw grape, shell, hot shot or solid into any part of the town, or far beyond; into the camp of any army that may be so imprudent as to pitch their tents in the suburbs of the city.--A messenger who came in from Alexandria
this evening says there are not one hundred and fifty troops in the place, and they are not all armed.
It is true that the Secession flag still floats over the town.
, upon observing it with a glass from the President
's room yesterday, expressed his regret to Mr. Lincoln
that it should be tolerated, to which Mr.
L. replied that.
‘" he did not think it would wavethere long."’