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Later from the North.

A Washington paper of the 2d instant has been received in the city. Gold in New York on the 1st was 189½--an advance of one cent on the last advices. The general news is devoid of interest; accounts from the "Army of the Potomac" are dull, and somewhat less boastful than usual in regard to the prospect of a speedy downfall of the rebel capital. The knowledge of Grant's change of base seems to have put the coveted prize farther off than ever, and the paper has not even an editorial comment on the "situation." Indeed, its leading article is on "Taxing bachelors and widows." According to one correspondent, Grant has a full appreciation of the calibre of his opponent.

A released prisoner from Richmond, who has arrived at Baltimore, tells some mendacious stories of the situation of affairs here. Among other things, he says that only four hundred Yankees were captured with Gen. Heckman in the battle near Drewry's Bluff on the 16th of May

With regard to their prospects in Northern Georgia the enemy profess to be exceedingly hopeful. A prediction is made that their army would be in Atlanta on Sunday last. What a disappointment it must have been to the Yankees when they learned that this grant project came far short of its fulfilment.

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