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! rt'i'aUaff Firmn - Th Washington En gine Company of Wilmington left oar city yesterday aHernooa, and were' escorted to the steamboat Pun, at Ubesnui at reel wnarf, by a large bod v of our firemen, after parading through our principal streets. Tbe display wet extremely rich, the apparatus being literally covered with wreaths, festoon; Ate., presented by the ladies of our city. Oa Waving the wharf, they were enthusiastically cheered bv our firemen, which wm returned with spirit from the boat their excellent band tbe while playine "Aula Lang Syne.'' The following com panic composed liie ecort ;Wthmlo Engine of this cuy, moernia r.ngine. western tvneirte, r air - mount Engine, Hope Engine, Good Will Hose, Northern Liberty Hose, and Marion Hose. Ntm Tori Krrswn. This Commvay leA the City yesterday afternoon bv the five o'clock line fur New York, and they were escorted to the foot of Walnut street wbtrf by the Neptune, Good Intent, Humane, Resolution, Franklin, Robert aaorri, fjBiavette. united Stales. rennsvivania, and Diligent Hose Com panic, and by the Reliance, pairmount Fame, Assistaace, Hand ia Hand tad Good Will Eagiae Compaaiea. The strangers were accompanjed by their excellent band, aad their Ena - ine was decorated with the wretlha which had beea presented them by the lad tet in the course of Monday's parade. Oa arriving at Third and Walnut street, th escort balled and counlerm arched aoaa to throw the New York Company in the rear. They thea opened their rank and the strangers passed ibroue - h them down Walaut street to Ibe boat, the band playing the much admired sir iron ue - roauiuoa oi ionjotneaa. - wm boat was leaving the shore, tbe bead struck op tbe sir of "Auld Lang Syne," and tbe firemen of ibe two cities parted amidst long and continued cbeermg oa both aides. The manly bearing of this company from our sister city haa received universal com menealioa . and their p - pearanoe and deportment waa such as to justify the good opinion formed of them by our cilixcM.