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Latest from Washington N. C. We have news from Washington as late as Monday. Gen. Hill has the town completely invested, and if not surrendered. It was thought it would be speedily attacked. The enemy are about 1500 strong, and have two block houses and one fort, but no long-range guns. Up to Monday morning there had been no fighting beyond cannonading, in which Col. Wharton J. Green was slightly wounded, but no one, it is thought, had sustained any serious injury. The negroes had attempted to escape from the town, but were fired on by our troops and driven back. We have possession of Hill's Point below the town, which enabled Gen. Hill to command the river with his guns. One Yankee gunboat, passed our batteries at Hill's Point on Tar river, on the night of the 6th. It is reported that ten Yankee regiments have landed at Big Swift creek to get in the rear of Gen. Hill and raise the siege by a lead attack, as their water communication is cut off.