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Important from Washington.Lincoln's Interview with theVirginia Commissioners.policy of the Administration. We learn from Washington that the Commissioners appointed by the Virginia Convention had a "pleasant interview" with President Lincoln last Saturday morning, at nine o'clock. The President's reply was given in writing as follows: Hon. Messrs. Preston, Stuart and Randolph: Gentlemen-- As a committee of the Virginia Convention, now in session, you present me a preamble and resolution in these words. "Whereas, in the opinion of this Convention, the uncertainty which prevails in the public mind as to the policy which the Federal Executive intends to pursue toward the seceded States, is extremely injurious to the industrial and commercial interests of the country, tends to keep up an excitement which is unfavorable to the adjustment of pending difficulties, and threatens a disturbance of the public peace: Therefore. "Resolved, That a committee of three delegates b
chlight procession. Parties desiring to unite therein are requested to meet at the City Hall, at 8½ o'clock, with their transparencies. The fine of march will be headed by Smith's First Regiment Band and will move up Broad to 1st street, cross to Franklin, down Franklin to 5th street cross to Main street, down Main to 17th street, and up Franklin to the Exchange Hotel. Let all turn out, and a glorious time may be expected. In connection with the above we may remark that Hons. Wm. Ballard Preston, Alex. H. H. Stuart and Geo. W. Randolph, who were appointed Commissioners by the State Convention to visit Lincoln and ascertain his intentions towards the seceded States, returned on Saturday from Washington. His reply leaves no doubt of his intention to attempt the subjugation of all the States who may oppose his Government. The Commissioners are said to be disgusted with the arrogance of the Babboon of Illinois. Just as the cannon were being fired on the Southern plateau of