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From Washington. Washington, Aug. 17 --It is proposed to burn all the woods on the banks of the Potomac, to prevent the constant disasters to the Federals from concealed Southerners. Heavy firing was heard to-day in the direction of Aquia Creek. It is stated that Minister Faulkner was arrested as a hostage for Messrs. Ely, McGraw and others. No non-combatants are prisoners. Quartermaster Melggs has gone to New York, to investigate clothing contracts. The Contract Committee are making astonishing discoveries. The Pawnee exchanged a few harmless shots this forenoon at Aquia Creek. President Lincoln has issued a proclamation declaring all commercial intercourse with the seceded States unlawful. Goods going to or coming from them, either by land or water, without Secretary Chase's special permit, will be forfeited, and vessels or vehicles conveying the same will also be forfeited, and all persons engaged will be arrested, and travel from North to S