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From Washington. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Washington, Feb. 18, 1861. The resolutions introduced in the Virginia Convention on Saturday are fine specimens of humor. Our Republican brethren have been very much amused by them, I should think. For sonorous and brassy resolves, two weeks after they can be of any account except as farcical commentaries on tame and feeble action, give me your Virginia against the world. President Davis' allusions to Southern gun powder, etc., rival Lincoln's jocose babbling about an artificial crisis. Good taste and discretion seem to have evacuated the American mind. That Southern people will fight — that they will carry the war into Africa if it is ever begun, nobody doubts; but gunpowder threats do not become a President. The scare occasioned here by the report that the Peace Congress had broken up in a row, or would soon do so, has subsided. A swindle of some sort will be hatched up. Emerson Etheridge, talking to
Sailed, Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, New York, mdze. and passengers, Ludlam & Watson. Steamer Virginia, Kelly, Philadelphia, mdze, and passengers, C. P. Cardozo Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Baltimore, mdze, and passengers, D. & W. Currie. City Point, Feb. 18, 1861. Arrived, Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Baltimore. Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, New York. Sailed, Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Richmond. Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, Richmond. Schr. Margaret, Hanson. Petersburg. Schr. Bergen, Cole, New York. City Point, Feb. 19.--Arrived below, ship Petrea, Sturgess, from Liverpool, with salt, hardware, dry goods, iron, &c., to Van-Lew, Taylor & Co., Dunn & Spencer, Clarkson, Anderson & Co., Chas. Palmer, and to order. Charleston, Feb. 16.--Cleared, schr Sea Witch, Norfolk. Baltimore, Feb. 18.--Cleared, schr. Golden Rule, Petersburg. Liverpool, Jan. 29.--Entered out ships Onward, Alexandria, Va; Se