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From Washington. [Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Washington, Dec. 26, 1860. The sky is bright and blue to-day, and we are all glad that Christmas is over. It was like a Sunday in the middle of the Desert of Sahara. At night, the good man Brown, of Brown's Hotel, brought out General Washington's punch-bowl, as has been his custom these twenty years and more, and there was a hop — the first of the season, and I doubt not the last. Perhaps there may be another on New Year's day. This is the no-paper day of the year. At breakfast this morning, I could but think of Hood's November lines. "No sun, no moon, no star." &c. You know the people of Washington are entirely dependent on the Baltimore Sun; and, now-a-days, a morning paper is as necessary a stimulant as the bitters and tansy drams of our fathers used to be in old times. We shall have the "Star" at dinner, perhaps. In telegraphing to you that Bailey was innocent, I was actuated by the
Senator Trumbull declared that such would be the new President's policy, and he declared it, too, almost within hearing of Mr. Lincoln, and in answer to the threats of secession. Furthermore, Mr. Lincoln himself has stated how Southern attempts at disunion will be met by a Republican government. In a speech delivered at Leavenworth, some months since, he thus avowed the proper mode of dealing with rebellion: "While we elect a President it will be our duty to see that you submit. Old John Brown has been hanged for treason against a State. We cannot object, although slavery is wrong. That cannot excuse violence, bloodshed and treason. It could avail him nothing that he might think himself right. So, if constitutionally we elect a President, and therefore, you undertake to destroy the Union, it will be our duty to deal with you as old John Brown was dealt with. We can only do our duty." This is the policy with which Mr. Lincoln is certain to act towards any State which