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--We gather the following items from Washington correspondents to the Baltimore Sun:

‘ The Garibaldi Guard refuse Minnie muskets, and desire only rifles, with the use of which they are experts. One of the companies is French, most of whose men served in Algiers, one Swiss, one Italian, one Spanish. The remainder are Germans.

The steamer City of Richmond, (one of the Philadelphia and Richmond line of steamers, which had been detained at the latter place, but afterwards, by order of the Governor, released,) is to load here with cannon, destined for Gen. Butler's command. They are of course for the field works in progress of erection to strengthen Fortress Monroe on the land side.

As the mails between this city and Alexandria can now be conveyed safely, the Post-Office Department excepts route No. 4,240, Samuel M. Garwood contractor, from the general order of discontinuance issued a few days since.

I hear in high Republican authorities that the White House is pretty nearly accessible to-day, and therefore it is supposed that important matters are under consideration. It is said that Gov.Letcher has called upon the President to withdraw the Federal troops from Virginia at short notice.

The relatives of Gen. Garland, U. S. Army, have intelligence of his very dangerous illness at New York. The city is gloomed by the reports that Judge Douglas is in extremis.

A fire occurred this morning at the residence of Mr. Mclntyre, Patent Agent, on E. between 1st and 2d streets. Mr. McIntyre had a very narrow escape. The house was destroyed, except the walls. The fire was accidental. Part insurance had been effected.

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