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Latest from the North.

We have received the following summary of news from the Baltimore Gazette, of the 8th inst.

The Yankee Congress.

The first session of the 38th Congress commenced in Washington on Monday. In the Senate the credentials of several newly-elected Senators were presented. Mr. Davis made an earnest opposition to the admission of Senators from West Virginia, contending that, constitutionally, there was no such State as West Virginia, and therefore there could be no Senators from such a State. By a vote of thirty-six yeas to five nays the Senators (Messrs Willey and Van Winkle) were admitted to their seats.

The House of Representatives was organized by the election of Schuyler Colfax as Speaker on the first ballot. He received 101 votes; Cox, 42; Dawson, 12; Mallory, 10; all others, 17. Necessary to a choice, 92. The Speaker, on assuming the chair, declared himself in favor of "crushing out the rebellion" by all the means within the power of the Government. Lincoln's message was not delivered in either House.

From East Tennessee.

The telegrams from East Tennessee are only confirmatory of Gen. Longstreet's retreat. A dispatch from Gen. Foster, dated the 7th inst., 7 A. M., says that he had sent Gen. Wilcox with his infantry and artillery towards the mountains to attack the enemy's flank at Bean's Station.

A proclamation.

Lincoln has issued the following proclamation, dated at the Executive Mansion, Washington, 7th inst:

‘ Reliable information being received that the insurgent force is retreating from East Tennessee, under circumstances rendering it probable that the Union forces cannot hereafter be dislodged from that important position, and esteeming this to be of high national consequence I recommend that all loyal people, on the receipt of this, informally assemble at their places of worship and render special homage and gratitude to Almighty God for this great advancement of the national cause.

’ (Signed,) A. Lincoln.

President of the United States.


The bogus "Legislature of Virginia" failed to organize at Alexandria on Monday for want of a quorum.

Lincoln has so far recovered that he was engaged in public business Tuesday night.

Gen. Meagher was captured by the enemy in citizen's dress near Mine Run.

Gold in New York Tuesday was quoted at 154.

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