On Friday morning last, the hearts of thousands all over the North, living! in dread of the conscription, were made! glad by the publication of the followingj order. We believe that concurrent witb. it, came orders t 'Aesistant Provost Marsh a-ls to discharge drafted men not already ihustcrod in, and that a general nmnesty or parol naa been given to euch, and that thoy have returned to their homes to await the tido of future events. Thia order gives the country tangible reason to hope that the war is virtunlly at an end : Wab Department Wasihxgton, ) April 13-6 P. M. J Tq Major General Dix : The DopQi'traent, after maturo con sideratjon and consultatie with the Lieut. General upon the "resulta of the reoont campaign, has come to the fol-j lowing determinations,. which will be carried into effect by appropriata Ouders to be immcdiately issued : lst. To stop all drafting and recruiting in tho loyal States. 2d. To curtail purehases for arms, amraunition, (aartermaster's and commissary supplies, and reduoe the expenses of the military establishment in its several branches. 8d. To reduce the number of tíenejl and staff officera to. tlio actual neoSesitieB oí the service. 4th. To remove all military restrictioas upon trade and commeroo, so far as may be consistent witb public safety. As sooo as these ïueasuros oan be put in oraration it will be made kaown by publiï order. E. M. STANTON. Sccretary of War. J53T At the latost dates from Wash ington Secrotary SewauS and bis son wcie both ïmproving. Mr. Hansell, ijiie meEsenger, is re'ported ilcad.