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Washington Items. --The Washington papers furnish but little news of interest. We copy the following : The Government would fain to see all three months men changed into volunteers for the duration of the war. It is satisfied that the call for three months service is more likely to impede than to benefit the intended operations. A great pressure is brought to bear on Gen. Scott, to induce him to order an advance of troops into Virginia. Even members of the Cabinet have been exerting themselves to the same effect, but he will not move on Richmond until he is quite ready. Chevalier Wikoff and Major Williamson, of the United States Engineer Corps, have arrived here with dispatches from Gen.Sickles to the Secretary of War tendering the Excelsior Brigade to the Government. The commanders of the several regiments are anticipating an early movement, but in what direction they do not know. They have all been notified to hold themselves in readiness for instant ord