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Gen. McClellan. —

The National Intelligencer, the old and reliable Washington news paper, says:

The order containing the official notification of the command assigned to Gen. McClellan, for the defense of the national capital, will be received with general satisfaction. The fortifications which surround this city were constructed mainly under his eye; and the greater part of the army which may soon be expected to make them the base of both defensive and offensive operations, has learned to put all confidence in his skill and bravery as a commander. In this confidence the great mass of the loyal people of the United States fully share, and the bare announcement of his appointment to this high command inspires a sense of security from apprehended dangers.