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Facts and rumors from Washington. The New York Express has the following by telegraph from Washington: Washington city is a key position, with Baltimore for one base of operations in this direction, and Carlisle or Harper's Ferry for mother. Military reconnaissances have been made by officers of the seceded States of the heights across the Potomac, which command this city. Those heights will be at once occupied and entrenched by Government troops, if Virginia enters upon hostilities. Another key point is Cairo, in Illinois, where an immense force will be massed to go down the Mississippi. The mouths of that river will be blockaded, and all seceded ports at the South. Across the Potomac into Virginia, the war and secession spirit is by no means uppermost as yet, but Virginians think that she will go out, though the Western part of the State may secede from the slaveholding portion. Col. Huger, stationed at Baltimore, (Fort McHenry,) for the defence of the Harbor