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Winds he still-flowers ileep
Cease your carols, birds of air;
As time sun mnajestic ereeps,
'ienth time caves, Ireel-1y fail,
Witi time imiori she's coming.
Quiet keep, 0 fields of graiu !
And yo moss-embroitiored delhm,
Lest. youmr rustle nilm[ refrain
Fright lemi, as (he zephyr Iells
With tie imori she's coming.
What. a in1alm loas (allen, lo!
And a day enshrotdel lies,
Magnilfleoitly-soft and slow
Comes the watcl-star, forth, and cries
Wit It the morn she's cominig.
But a sweeter token, far, '
Flutters in my heart to say,
Ere Celeste's gli Ite-iig Car
Sh11all have re'io fa. oim its way
With time muorn she's comning.
All hlie ciarins of air and flower -
Melt away-miy w(.r.11 I htold
Next miy ieart, nor wait hli houir
That. the pleatsant, starligh t told- -
With tmie morn sho's coming.
(From tli National Iutelligencer.]
TREil)E\Tl JOHNSON ANI GENERAL
GRANT'S BREAGR,0 JF YAI.
Tie Speaker laid before the House
-a conmmunication from time Var De
partment, enclosing time folloivimg (oc
WAR DEPARTIMENT, Feb. 4, 1868.
Sint : it answor to time resolution of
the House of Representatives of the
M, .iltimn. I trmianmit ierowith couies
furished ime by G1enerat U ramit of the
corres pondence between hmim and tie
Preidlont, relating to the Secretary of
War, and which lie repirts to be ill
emhe correspondence lie has haid with.
the President on the subject.
I have had no correspondense with
time President sinee the 12th of
August last. After the notion of the
Senate on his alleged reason for my
.Aus>epmson from the oflice of Secretary
-df ar, I rcs'uimed the duties of that
office, as required by time act of Con
gress, amd have continued to dischargo
,themm1 without inty personal or written
oommunieation with time Prsident.
No orders have been issued from this
dppartment imn time name of the Presi
dent withi m'y knowledge, and I have
received no orders from him.
The correspondence sent herewith
embiraeos all the correspondence
knmowmn to mae oi time subject referred
toit the resoliution of the House of
( have the hmonour to ben sir, with
great respect, yourii obedient servanit,
.h'hDWIN M. STA NTON,
Secretary of War
Ufon. Submuyler Colfax, Speaker of time
Uouse of' epresentamtives.
ARMhiY OF .TIlE IINiIF E) Sr TUS,
W..slu!Na.TON, Jfan. 21, 1868.
H/is Iaxceley A. JohJnson, President of
the United States:
rniii Thavo thme .honour, very :cs
!pectfulhly, to reqnest to hazve ini wri
timig the order wimich time President
save me xorbally omiSunday, the 19th
matammyto d.isregard time orders of time
Hon. E. ?M. Stanton, as Secretary of
War, uintil 'J knmew, from time Presi
dent himself, that thmey were -his or
th:ave time honor 'to be, very res
pectfully, your obedient servamnt,
U. S. GntANT, General.
The following is time endorseoomt
on thme above niote:
As requested hn this COiflnimiiea
tion, General Uramnt is imnstructed ini
writhug, not to obey any order from
the Wamr Depatment, assmed to be
.isued by tim' direcction of tihe Pre'si
:idebt islphs oh order is. knownm by
the Gonem:mlCom imamnding thei armieis
of the Unirted:Stamtes to .have beemn .a
Ja.uary 29, :1868.
IIE ADQU A RTEiRs,
A~trity .oF TII FE UNITED ST ATEs,
is ,ce? T~sn rdn o f
.li th in ied S'1tte
Sin : Olif te "24th instant, I re-'
'1u9ted you to ivo-me in writing thme
bu~tttitiA io shyu had pretviouisly
Ivoingerrblg.hot to obey any or
dlo.errm .the joo, E. M. Staintonm, See
retary: of:War', unless I knmew that it
catne from. yourself. In this writtenm
request I received a message thmat lhas
loft doubt ins my mind4 of vamnr intcm.
tionls. To prevent iny possible mis
understanding, therefer'e, I renew t he
request that you will give the writt en
instructions, and till they are receiv
ed will suspend action on your verbal
I am compelled to ask these in
structions inl writing, in consequence
of the maniy gross misrepreseita iotis,
affecting iy persoaitl honour, circula.
ted through the press for the last fort..
Iight, purporinig to come from the
Prcidelnt, of coin versat ions whitcho oc
currcd either with the President pri..
vat.- inl his oflico, or in Cabinet
mecet ig What is written admits of
no Ill isind erstand ilg,
In view of the muisrepresentation re
ferred to, it, will be well to state the
fats in the cPSOL
Some time after I assuimed the du
ties of Secretary of War wd interim,
the Presidont asked my views as to
the course Mr. Stanton would have to
pursue, in case the Senate should not
concur in his suspension, to obtain
possession of his office. My reply
was, im substanco, that Mr. Stanton
would have to appeal to the courts to
reinstate him, illistrating my position
by citing the ground [ had taken in
the ease of the Baltimore Police Coin
In that case I did not doubt the
techiical right of (lovornor Swan to
remove the old coin nissioners and to
appoint their suce ssors. As the old
coiiissioners refused to give up,
however, I contended that no re
?ource was left but. to appeal to the
Finditng that the President was de
sirous of keeping Mr. Stanton out of
office, whether sustained in suspension
or not, I stat2d that I had not looked
particularly into the "tenure of office
hill," but that what I had statel was
a general principle ; and if 1. should
chalnge my mind in this particular
case I would inform him of the fact.
Subsequently, on reading the ten
ure of office bill closely, I found that
I could not, without violation of the
law, refuse to vacate tie oflice of
Sceretary of War the moment
Mr. Stanton was reinstated by
that Senate, even though the PresI
dent should order me to retain it,
which lie never did.
Taking this view of the subject, and
learning on Saturday, the 7th instant,
that:0 1,.,, - 1-4->t ln I Iaken 1un lte snh
ject of Mr. Stanton's suspension, alter
some conversation with Licut. Gener
al Sherman and some members of my
stA, inl which I stated that the law
left. me no discretion as to my action,
should MIr.Stanton be reinstated, and
that I intended to inforIn the Presi.
deiit. I went to the ['resident for the
sole purpose of mnaking this decision
known, and did so miakc it ktnowi.
lin doing this I fulfilled the promise
made in our last preceding conversa
tion oi the subject.
The Presideni, however, instcad cf
aceeptiig tmy view of the regnlire
iments of the tenure of time offie hill,
contended that lie had suspended Mr.
Stantoni under the aut hority given by
the constitution, and that. the same
authority did inot prechule limli from
reporting, as an act of courtesy, his
reasons for the suspent~ioi to the Sen
ate. That. having appointed me un
der the authority given by the consti
tution, anad not under ainy act of Con
gress, T could not be governed by the
act. I stated that the law was bind
ing on me, cns itutional or not, until
set aside by the proper tribunal. An
.bour or miore was consumed, each rei
iterating his views on thi' subjet, uin
4i,getting late, the President said lie
nyould see mne again.
I. dlid not agree to cnll again on
Monday, tier at any other (debinite
thua .nr wvas I sent foir by the Presi
dent atil the following Tuesday.
Fr o. the l11th to the Cabinet meet
ing on the I dth:instant, a doubt never'
entered my nindt about the Presi
dent's fully und erstanding my position
--namely, that if' the Senate refnsed
.to concur in the suspension of Mr.
Stanton, my p~owers its Sooretar y of
Wair ad iterim would cease, and I r.
Stantoii's iright to asusumue at once the
functions of his office would, under the
la w, be lnd isputable-and I acted aie
cerdingly. WVithi Mr. Stanton I laud
nio, communica tion, d irect or indirect,
on the subject of his reinstatement
uduring 10s suspensison.
I kntow it had been recommended to
the President to send~ in the name of
Gover'nor Clox, of Ohio, for Scecretar'y
of War, and thus save all emnbarrass
tmcnt, a proposition that I sincerely
hoped lie would entetain favourably,
Gener'al Shiormtan seeing the Prosidont,
at my paticular reqluest, to urge this,
on the 13:th instant.
Gn Tui'sdiay (the day Mr. Stanton re
entered the omeie of thte BSeeretary of
War), (Gen. (comstock, who had carried
nmy offcial letter anno'imeing that with
Mmr. Stantotn's re-instatemient by thte
Senato I hiad ceased to be Secretary of
MWar ad inteurm, and who saw thte P res
filent openi and read the gomnmunication,
lVromdght back tp me from the President,
a message, that he wanted to see mue
that, day at the Cabinet meeting, after
I had made known the fact that I
was nio longer Secretary of -War ad
At this meeting, after opening it as
though 1 were a member of his sbinot,
wthien reminded of the notification al
ready given him. the 1 was no 1on.e.
Secretarv of Wiar e'l interan, the Presi
dent gave it ver iro the oneslionl
allided to alreadv. In ithii statemieinit
it was asserted, that in boti conversa
tions I had agreed to hold oi tv the
oflice of -e-;crvtary of War uintil <tispie
ed by the courts :or rso'in so as to
place tle Presidheit wheri lie woild
have been had I never accented the
office. A (ter liearing the l'resident
through, I stated onr conversation sub,
stailially a.9 givel inl tins le.ter, I will
Add 11hat. my con versa Lion beforo .hw
Cabinet emnbraced other niater not
petiineLt here, aid is therefore left
I in no wise adimiited the correctiess
of' the 'reshlentit's bt at eiaeits of ouil coll
versations, though to sollen tlie evident.
Coll nt iction of mi y statement give, I*
said (alluling to , ;ir first, coive'rsation
on the siihjeetI) 1.111. Pr sidel t iight have
uiniderstood m11e the w i e sai'l, namir-lv,
that I had promiNW I. resign, if I did
not resist the reinstaten:ent. I made n1o
I havle the honor 10 be, very res peert
Ililly, your obedient servan ,
U. H. On.'N.-, General.
11-A :. iVAnIu.-its,
A ut o Tui i.: x:ri: U IE SAi.:,
WVA9sPuwrox, Janl. 30, 18468.
IIs / iel1lency . 1J.,/i 0)n, J'I~d f
li1 1 'itd Staes :
Sin: I. luve th lionor to acknowl
(lge the reunlim of Illy liole ofthe 2.1 It
.mst., witl )ol i111dotsellv e n
oI el el 1I11w l
Ithat. I am n1 ilot to obey any orlr from
the War Departmiiielt, 3ssiiumed to be
issued by tlhe direction of Ole President,
uiless such order is kinoi by ie to
have )e(I anthorizeil I)v thle Fieeit yie
and, in reply thereto, to sav flimt I ai,
imformed by the Secretary of War that
he has Iot rec -iv(.d from I le I'4xecu tive
:1ny1 onder or instrctions 'imiting, or im
pairing his anhority to isne orders to
the army, as has heretoinre been his
practice uider ihe law, anid the east omiis
Of I e Deparimen t.. While iiis anuthor.
ity to the War Dlitartinii1t is not colli
tIr malliied, it will in e sidact.orv evi
dence to ne that aiy orders issild from
the War Deparmient by direLio(lof tOhe
President are authorized by the Mxeci.
I have the honor to be, very respect.
hilly, youri obedient servanii.,
U. S. GRNT-, G'enera-l.
N -C!UVtiv: E .I A NSox, uo niI. J19 I m3
G .:xI:nu l. : . have reeived your
communication of tle 28th inst , I, new
ing your riiwst ofi 21 h, that I
repeaiIn a writ wn im y Verbal ill.
structiolns of the 19th ins?., viz - Thiat
you obey i, nto orders f oil tile Hon. N.I.
win M. Stnillon, as S-cretarv of War,
uiless von have informationi that. it
was issued by the President's direc.
In asibmitt-inig tls reqiest (witi which
T comtiiliel on the 2t h mst.,) yon take
occasion to alluide to recent pbilications
ili reference to the circinstancs ci
nected mill thie vaeation by vourself of
the ollice of Secretary of \n ar el inte..
im, and with the view of correciling
statements Which you term "gross mis
representations," give at lIengti your
owii recollection of the facts tnder which
without ihe sanetioln of 010 President,
from whom you had receivod tnld ac
(!ptld Ihe alilloint.ment., you yieldld the
Deopartmenut of Wr.. to the present, ini
As~ staited ini your 'i~l~li c cm niti
someC timea aft er you had assoned 1he
dnltlies of Secretary of War 'ed mitron,
we interchanged viewVs respietog the(
course thatt should be pursniedin IIhe1(
event, of n10n concli*iiei hv thle Senaute
iln the suspenlsionl froim oflice of Mr*.
Stanitoii. I sought. that interviewv, call
ill, mlyself, at the' WaVr depiartmen~t.-.
.\dy sole object iniIhi then bingmgi thle siu.
ye't to yo'ar attenition wals to asCertain
defmiitely, whlat would be* your own ae
tion, shiouldl such an1 alt tmpt bo, iiiade
for his reitloratimn to the WVar depart
muent. T1hiat bject, was aIccomp 1lishied,
for the intervie w t orminiatedl with tile dis
tinct understaindiing ihat if, np~on rellec
tionl, you should prfrnot to become a
party to the controveri:s, or shiold con
cliude that it would be your dty to sur.
renidez the deopartment to Mr. Stanton
uploni actioni ill his favor by the Seniato,
you wore to retuiri the aflice to me
prior to ia ec~tiin by the Senate, in
order that, if I desired to do so, T might
dlesigante sonme one to SneeC".d volt. ft
must ha1ve beeni apparent to you that,
had not this understanding been reach
ed, it was moy puirposo to rehiove you
from the further ditschairge of the du'ties
of Secretary of War aid initerrna, and to
appoint some other personi in thaut capaci.
Other conversation itpon the stub ject
ensued, all of t hem hiavir; t, on my part
tho same object, -ling to the same
conc~hlision as the first. It is not- neces
sary, however, to1 refer (.o anly of them,
excepting that of Saturday, the l ith
inst., mentioned in your conimumcation.
As it was then known that the Senate
had proceeded to conisider the case of
Mr. Stanton, I wasy -auxiouis -Lo lern
your determination. After a protracted
iIterview, during which the provisions
of tile tenure of offico bfl were. freely
discussed, you said, that ua lhad been
agreed upon in your firaf, cotferendie,
you would either return the ch~ce in my
poseesstont in limo to eiiablo me to ap
point a successor before final action by7
tho Senate upon Mr. Stanton's suspen.
uion. or would remain A 118 heat
nwnaliing a 4l-Wsono thleq..inb
jithcial Jiroce'edIligs. It wv-is if e litl
derstood that, theli wou. l iaid b a in'h..
coifirence on Monday, by whiJh tiie I
Suipposed you wouild be i4repare'l to ill
l'orml inle of' Your finial decujonm. Yoil
failed, however. it) faltlil tiie , 1.1gr11.
luent, and on Tule.Sday nota1iql e i
writing of tle receipt by you 4f allic:al
notiflIation or the ntion of Oiw Scngu
in the Caso Wil' .r. SIntoii, and, at tit
salne tilie, inforted me, 0h:a1 accordinug
to tiht, aet it'giilittilig ti'tet(. : c[ (:11
twill civil offilces, youir fr~.n sSe
retatry of W ar Aw y rma mrN'l 'r,
lbie Am10 1e11 nf I he rece i do :hie ,,li im..
You 11111 , ill disregard . lit fiidfr.
standinig buate'll Ill,) vtin~t"'ial e of.icee
without liamillill v.i e 0 111 Ii i 3-O it
iiteitioil to do so. It isj.lo j i, il e.
-vor, it) 'ay that inl lo om n in n
You clailit that, you did ilitort me of
yo tr purpose, aid t lii "fulliled tlt.
rOnliells iade ill our lit irectinmg con
versalcl oi liis TI ." fa'
th t mll a pro0115i 0e.\~t' s i ., 4Vev lic ,
o. nn arraigement of the a!il I Imv.
f1liit ioll i'l. V ot ha II mlt (I a I ::I oil". f irst
confer-vien "t Pttelre-si..ut was (I.
sir o f, f' keepifg Mr. Slaniim (1111,ti,
tIllice, wliether sum:taiined in t he sugsp..i
"ion or isot." Yoti kilae what reason,
had induced the 'resihlnit to ask from
youl .1 promnise. Yout also lim-w that.i inl
ClIst yo rli' views ol'iUty (li ot, aucord
with Ik owl conivietfones, it, 2 was his
Jugr}1owe to ill oiot pacini' nl1i''t ler up.
sell 'iiillilL,. I ' eti ign'Iillx tilt . i i-jit.
ol'a positive ueriis' tai0 l between I)-.,
theise co clusionl s Were plinly <h4-'-ibii
fro t i o i' elv los CollVerst ioll-. I i, is
e -rtain. howeverit , that, en umler ihise
cirellinsttien S, you did l i e o ' to reiti it 11
tlie place (4o my pos;sessionl, h!u1 avc01.
i')ttoyot. u or own sutatne phmtd I oIir
isll i ait posit.ln whl ere, e d I i lhave
a11n icip- ated yoIur. ailction, I woild have
been coinpelled to awk -f y., as I n-ms
compelh-d to ank of orv ''oum1..,eslo in
t W ar Deplarii .It ;( a letter of rezig
latiotl, or else to re ort t o llt. m1ore bis.
agreeable exptid'ie, of siuleniii ig you
A s So ated in Yotur letter, t1he ni omin' itioll
of' (overnlor C ox, of 0bi). 10theI the e 4Weuo
SMci ntyo Wal', Was tisggo le ItI it) Me. Iflit'
agodomtent a .\l.' iatn ai succ.sor
was tirge 1 in yot n1a1111 me, a;ndi it v,;s sw i.I
that hli's Selection would saive furtherviembau
118:11a1C1en . I did o t think 11: u il tihe sit
mection "r a U Whinut, ailicer 1 should be
tranonitelled by tiuch conside-tionls. I was
prepared to inko tthe meponsibility of' deal.
.ithe . urtli ota I a .i t i t'irti h m y
ideas of constitutiional di t?, .Il tu 4, ;oi' vi
derlitlned .upon1if ia courI elAM, wit ti
and proper, was anxious to learn the stepil
ylm ollid like should tihe poieisson of' th
War Department he dlelmanded by .\r. 81ank
" I t I ad youo r etlol been ill onfll i )3 y to
the ude rsbe t'u, ligi; he ween us, I doit) nott be.
Hieve I ha, Ithe embarrasment wouldh have "I
ieda its presin ppio, iofir Mat the
orbobablity of its ilepetition toldhave been
I Know hallIt with ia View to i lan early (at.
mination of a taeof affairs so deirimental
to the publ ic Interests, o tlu lintarily of
fli'd, hith on Wednesdlay, thl e la l ista t l
and on the succeeding Sundathy, ito call 11p,1n
l. Stanton and rgit- upon him that thle
good oft the service reuiired his resignt io.
I coofess Iltt I col side.d om- your 0 p p1,1k as
a sort of relaration for the Wahire on your
pai, do act in cucortlacit with i at un -.
tanding e111.t than Once lepeated, Which I
thought. had received Your fill iisti, and
Under which you cutild hive returned to e
the Ofiice Thich I hol oin'ife.re'i upon' You,
thus sainlug youirself frloma embarrassmlent,
and leaving fhe responsibility where it Pro.
prly nelongi, with fhe Pre siden., who is
iaccoutabtlei for the fa' ih f ' execu'fti'i'if
tio have not0 yet been0 tinformed by youask
we hr a wyopu:edbforel~o
h-rd~t called upo Mrl.'tntlon almad loo
ee or tt' tuc h'li~ ii vo lntri. tof reire
frmV h ar I 1)a'tepatmnt. i any conluet
y~~~our or commnictIoio wih anreferenecomo
involhoed in uesay olther4th intnut liIna
inourt account of1 wlm t i occurre ou saye
olio a of yorip prio conver'sation' you
stafi ditthem sbstaiilntinlly as giv'11n iu n o
eTerhi you hin o adite h
coecness f is~ nsttement i. atoi chem,
ntog to ot'ten iltheevlt~ientln conaio
my01 statmet ghaveo iafai(aloin to ournd
firtcon,-sa in oflyIi thubt.) qtheil'resi.
dInt miht edt urormer invetway
he loi, vaian: that t'oI hprm I iselto esi
ift podid n it terintaourna . I matde
boly rt~eolct ani If that uten itrinspwired
Firdt. If in ako %,tte convestinwittok
ntrearyif War Hd inerim, you did not,
agree iher toa ei wer the hvea Aothe
War Dweparmen, Mad abefony judial
rence by to Senat Iin t@Oo Mr. Stan u.
penin ;, buld ytonuwish not Atppo em
inoe inouch ao controvy,; tto pundae
yon the4 aee pongaion witha epect. t t
.QeliceasI loccupiead ereu toourl ap.h
Secnd.tl milten t, asked if Gu one
frth Se,'ifn lty ito thalet onquir ty. you
What revehtiy (eeral Sher man'. visit I
le Mt N dlltlalty tn w I he ptrp1-,e o
which yotn were thenl It have calle.. I nil
at a"loss to perceive. am ha crtAinly did oni
intorti tie whether von)t h-it'I dterined I
retai pos sion of -the tllice, or to nin-ot
IIe an1 opIoI rltilitly to :tppoiit I SUlccs-Sor it
tivance of nity :mitempiel reinsutement o
This accnunt of what paeme it.weiin in
at the Cabiinel. anecting flit hhil 1 1, h1 inlstan
widely ditlers frotn Iha ceoitini di n voi
commniention, for it showti tht instei;l to
I having "s ated lit Conlvesaltionis as givet,
in Ith lete." which han saude this repl
niecesary, you aditilled thatl my recital i l
leni was entirely neCiIt o. Minicerely
t ixiouls. however, to bel torret int i yr
m ents, I have ot day reCai d his ntIt o alld rtin te
what oleentired on l the t ith instanet' to il
IOweitns of, tho 'ainel who eire te,11
ii is only Inelessry t: t , i tha t n raIl
. ly t11 itn0tg. th ie t. you Called (' ti
Mn colilpanly with Liue -n.ee- 8 her.
mant. After some preli i I y cInversa ioll.
yedu remarked that :n art I len inle XNl.tui.
injust i te I repli d that 1 l n t ot readt
ihle Intel//genleer of thiit inofrning. Y"In I henl
first to l tile itit it. w its y li oti itentio Ito
Irge .\Mr. nntiiili' Ill I egn tI offie.
.\iter yol u h d witiit awn, I cerioIlly
read the artnie t of which you had pk.
And found to ittlastemuntils ofthe ItIT
-inig hetweeln It-' wa silbstautially 4-or.
rect. o i tihe 1 1ith It ted it to ice revatl ito
lifu ' tilof thle iv emeillers ''.the er.hi tet who
wvere presen-M to l t-r conferenlet. onl tile 1-111,
:tiiit they cliirredI in the glee2rail ac 1cracy
Of its - - ,met t tl rem pel ig l out t o overslat ion
iplion ihat occas iol.
in 1itOply to yout c!ol ity IdeaI in it I have
d1eeed it proper., in order 1 0 pl evein tilr.
Ihre liun estilig to make 1hw. silile
reccital of1 fni-ts.
Yery re!'pecitilly, your1s,
I contevil U S. ti';risC. n t li t lii '- ill
riene~tt-al ic.ete. liA.T (tl ltil aong dilyg 2!i:lep.
Ar'ltil th 01't ill: Ngt1 R0111 ii.v tidt
\%4 \ Sl irg ). C., Febl., :t, 1i8i.utt
//i.< /-:.re.,-n/ ... ,/ /Co, J e e ta
to air e Stiees :
Sin : i iave the honsr to nehnowledge
thie receipt o you ilc u i of the
3l41 ultimo, i linswer l ot. l t ii of e '.Hi I
u-letno. .\fter a c erlul rett o liny anlid
Scomtparison of t it. A th thie arlielo in the
N1111ona1 /ut.-//'ly--e- (1f the 1:41h kiltimo,
lit aticle ove e ini els ''.I. It. il, i lv
New York ltrt i oil' Ithe i .71t tit biano, 111u r
porting 11t lite based uipon yor i nelieit and
that of membeihes ofr the 4'abini 1herinl
named 1find it only to be at reiefrain-ll --
only somewhat mitore in i- thonit
hand11 gross Iniste pr eiationlis contlLaIn m it
theme arittele . atl( w iict ity ltatolent ofl
the facts, net torth in miy lelle - of the 2S:h
ultiio. was intended it Correct, ind here i
reassert fihe Correctnless or mny statemlentis
ithe Ic tiary noltwist h Aulini.g.
I Cgnf s In my ur110 prise that the 'abiin.e
oliers referre it si hoi I so greatly Imisat
prt e-i the i ai ls inl te ma wtter of at
Filins nOleg to ive benlit aoine tiy mil Il
the 'Nhinc tleetingo thlie Iit i 1t bim1 . n <1
to suffer their nam11es it) bv t-adle the ha it,
hei charge in the newspaper art l iTr
redi t o, or rugree Ia t he accuracy.. as ymit
lt Irm they do, of your account of what o.
cU1ed it tha loii t g.
Y'til know that wve parted onl S-alurlay,
fit i I tc o , i tlieit 0 lIChout. ally Pronlie oi
Illy partI, "it her explre-Ssed Or imp11iled, 14o thel
it 'llet that I would hohd oil n to tI he oIlice of
Secrotary of WarIt iv/ interim, aginst the
action of ile Senat o : t r declaintIltg it to
so my elf wouid sune r it to y tu before
snelv',uc a 11io wot ha114 : Ior that ' Iwould see
you again, at any tix l im e on te s ub
The pormlt anice ofI ltie promie.s alleged
by you Itl have ben imide by mie wluld
have invoh ed a rezistalnce of helaitIw, anid
an inonlicd nsistency wibh the wholo his ory
of iiyo connection rTahtil the tispensio to
lmte writtnpotes fAgstit 87
muti havie 1nown Itat my1 greatebectono
(ltehis r eol or 1n ren111 was') ~ tht Iea
thatiomeiI Ir.S one woild npointed init is
osay whott woubb adpise iiti to the $aw.
reing to the i resrt ii oof rt Sorn
tto to gohoir propie relatio to ho g'ov.ts
iiitdanc of Ith at Ie hun peonintlye i oet
with it. bythe ati, ant~td ate t Ia Ito pro
venuit suc ant oit m l13 tvuento iht i necepIIiisktd
wthe h apoitmoeut, if liecre t'yCof War~i w/
in/rin t, andt ott to tet purpos oil enabi,.o
hlin in t omtt himtin o poiti on It toij the
tlw.l ir, no t oin sot myself, u rrendori ilii it
ta one whoIli w bl, as thiiie s~ottmentandli
-a n epet'i iyou citommunitinloint linly
inden la f s was sti i oce ntnt
Anhhtd ifa myaoi hisi ang'ier, oa wll
ato refite lau lerom a persnla litmbr-'
amn nwhich M u r.I Stnto'seintai. e-i'
mengthul cphe, youd ihot no rged t hiy
pmetmnt of, te->rnor Coxe bievingI tapte
Thwou e rbe yoto you, Ils undr.o
I- anion, tise aIwas lt-vofhat iof wash
good ofthe country, androt thel wle tihe
eat' I did -urse .tdwtel e
don the 1yoh fullimy unertood presne*
Gene wihrm an, I nd to yon ikadie
not nny othar I oubtm ndr. hi o d1so.
witMr. 'tdanto, which e t me ho o She don
nwl inl I he resistance or, hw. rlir whit'li - I
heslitated to ass ile flte re-ponisibiliy' jll
ortlers. atint tiols Io 4114-,l in , in m a
heore he coutriiv y. I ..i, inl a ..
coniiri nee in Ibi- c - y you eieI t
Ii-til's lirtltte l l ,IlIit o liiei, I; ii.,ii
Ile Sverei :1-y ol ' Wai-, ly iit . p-i- r. :I i
you suorinaa. Wulon havingt conn.l
W ith asslli'ce, .\l r. i le ntil vi , h: 1 L noi .
ing les thaita vind liin nilly- per 'ormi
h1onor fil. [ eiraet cou1.1 h:1ve h el
I o rpo.i e nc f 111)1 ity ,t. I i I - l iI
iihtor t e i -lp-t ' ile y yll. lt j.
etill .sel alt, S . e t
A Thief Thrict H'lI and ROsled t
ltract at Co feion.
nt Thu rs.A1 y (lithe poe u.1'thoi
t is of this city receivd at dWi~ptchi
from in' il 1k r, hliniana, i t i for h
th fal t ti t nill the previo'ls day a
g n torv ile ilha hv:se hali heen I.,
loeutly I vetorvuvtall,[ rI b lid of Sor.
eral valuaek t i wlit' l ii Wit- . Thl
41'a;1 n 1 w e kre! mlii t.elv des.cribld anld
'ile mti (er wIt. g v\ l v i 1. [he liha '.
iifi 1)t vcti vo Kelot. This tv o
ifitt r t linlediatby I \ pwio -t eod , i- ,,
ny1itel tiatter. haring his parae h it n.
littliollis allnong the( pa%%i1 shli liv e..w
pied olle g4 le ti s q i ieril-ci, thich
hard i ie so( d (iS hiit aii U mn at-tl b 1eore
Tli gui l toIf I If 1 ith <lill, l r , i
thi ef, and111 ibe l re ight til- iatt r ' w:
.:ntfAe*v vellmtoni m-l in 1he anlrv. 'piw
to it.' lle iita lloli\i'lilu is Sei r y
~tl I tie i elo iig -ly plit .,l( tr e.
frm f kar11t1 vo (Yo. l I I ,,p o r uinIl
I& his depref.dationls. Th'll Niilntpv re
tirrid t4o is oll o tt lt 1e of t and
beinee nlit, p lre aration luti bol i n aade
fr Ithe relcit ptif n of'di th.ei rimin al.
( ortis want of at jail, v was
alhltedt roloi'n ill aii ht , at the door
of which a ontale was Ilanced i it
the apaity f Ill'irenitinfl. During tile
itigit, tie Iired sentry fi11 int o a1
peac ie l slii lier. W hile ill this
ItaIe f I i fu',,4I'l inon to list n ISS, gwo
u'1u (<Inetul iy nte t h al partm i ent
alid took the pr ir in charge
I t, appears that, (lfi of* th pi a nIvg
n nIll d W illiakIn Co l in , had som',
fro im previolis lost a vala i btegm, and
iat thle tiile of,1flit I hef I1C111 pected
t it %lepurlil. was gnilty of thI 8 I et.
The other ilividual w'as a drien d of
Collins. The two mieln proc ded to
to woon., ,,we/ 1.hine, aM 4c
liberately placing hiO rpe ablou i0v.
nrur'S n k 1 itold hiom thii: it 1 h1 e mo h
eaiev oh wh ere hi hall pot1ited
tl gul, whioh they imbered het ha
stolen, Or dill. It!le answered IlhemIl
with bl asphiclnly and!k vo ir ithets.
Thereuponl theI rope wsdra s~l. nmi
Seymour111 danl"ed het wveni heavenl anld
ea rthI. Whenl he inmgII bit a fevw mII
iments (he -rope broke. Butl he had
Sea3rcely timei to retcover frvomlIl th , s.
vere ChockIing wh~enl h1wa av:.. in~il
drawni ill, )lmlt withi no beter. sne!4S.S.
Thle Clrd ag-lin gave waly. N-x the
menWi dig at pit inl the1 gr'omfd benleath
the tree,:ankd theI'rein imilt aL ro11ar'my
fi re. Then hydohi the rIpe,
plaoued it agaun ahonlt 8eymlour's neck,
: igavc him thle last. op otntyt
Make a, confCe!sion. Ilfe still refu'sed,
atld a momen1("It aifter het hunlg from011 a
W Tho Land Wo Lovo,
We cIerfully transfier to our col.
unnlis Lith f 'llowing compihtemary alin,
-6,i on lthe "L"1n14 11": LIe,'" a'nd ita
vditor, \lair (ieneral 1). II. Itill. (eoi,
I li' exposiure of l'ollard'd wickvil
attelopt to i.ljre aite defami hnim waa
hi- :alid ixcluiive. Tho articie
e v c ap ia rid in t.hIIe Sn tin-oin that
L"D ii t a mI )ci ocra ticjournal pIIIshicil
inl I1-- vetry hrr W es-,t - Hlcigh ('arof&
Inrl 1). 11. ii, editor if "T/e
,.- l, / I , ",v , ha IIn 1 t1he P'ebrua rv
iiower of' 1ab. and itterisig pert.
worald, very. sulcce.;Aiy vniai h
I'IIkindl ho assoner to I, the Soithern
hsistori iote war. i expogon th1o
ioindacity, unfairness i and,! unreliabiijy
ot !i erbose and wordy writer. Ifit.
tic itvy that. Geiwiral Hill assumdI for
hi iil Iwas scaree-l iweessary. Tho
oe'uI)!V N01111 anid SmcIitlh haveo'alrIealy
ineii to recoigmzi7e l 'illr as ava,
pr.-judiwed, unproe-ipled andl illiberal
WrIv 'er. I n ever n v a fIlId of b)a it Ie,
:11;. .vo pretends to oriticize) the leadinir
i *n.r.ds who wvre actively engage2l
Ibrou'hoit ithle st ruglio. 1i1 Was IL
SeCOnd1i rate commiiioni scold In thie coh1ann
of thev iichoitiond Ecoinr during ti
writ . Then het lgngagid himself In gro.4
ani violent abutso of'Peidn Davia
:idl the Iaviiis of thiet Confedercy.
tllgnliZ-di by "0 0111 as worthy Of
n'thention, he imlaginedI himsieh at slight.
cI indiividial, andi. hi as anemrlnpted 14o
16e:ik--n t It- fam it- of devad, mod hivin-g
h-r. 1. i in pistih-ntial newspaper
virago, aum ith miaiuifjct rvr of falso
Th.. de'fl;nice. of (4i'cneral Hill against
de i4raik s Of uchll a man1 is fnot,
ii-0i d1l. The whole Sotith prized theo
great anditi goo.1 North Carilina soldior
ast on of its chief jewels. *J The entiro
imaion rnlgri him with ioor and es.
tIemill. I'rom Ili# vietory of the war at.
Wi lbg t li, in \May, 181, ti its. elosi
in ploom aid sorrow. (en 11 If. Hill,
was evir a lirtutosi siblbr in fi Rre
fronit of ba't t. H is churacter has Ling
benm oesiahb2sied, alnI his mom ry will
Ii. rlherished by posterity aftor (lie nan
of 'ollard ani simiil r' fi'llows is con.
.-igin-d4 to aI just obhivion.
The Story of tile "Lost )ispatch',"
to Which r'pecial referience $ i,; ioe, and
froim Ithe inlinlations an1d atlacks con.
ciirning which thec General so secesi.
CUl 01plialtes himAlf NI corP, i lnt
:a iew ono to 13, It was foria tito
(reile~ii reported, but ieviry true mai
Ct)mih'd it, n wlhully unworthy (i crc.
denc. Ilii evviry manl at thu South
condjiuct ed hins1.-It' With thep wisl ,ml and
theilt n ry if Ilill, aini not skullked
COw'I'ardly, as did Pl'.i:trd and his t rihi,
tiwlr woulit v l:tye beni Io) "ILost Causa,"
atwl I li would would never hiave .iifhered
the inflition of Sur-b hitooik Is Pollard4
ill ('ncivsiOnl, we woull cahl lle spe
ib alt ii m of our reiilirs to an nielb
in tit 1ebruiarv munber of Te Lon.
Wie / 0,' enefral Hlill'a abh- mlapa,
Z;n1e, eltitled, "The box1 !)isnatch."
which i- :1 complet reii'ifutaii 'of Pol.
A N1 II.1111, Amn SCVs8I0s t ar. -Theo
New York correrwimlont of tho P'hila
te 30th th,:
iiThere i.,< ts ati i ni2.~iI pofi t41icad~l ci rcleia
e r a leter~ '' ichi Commonidoiru Vai
Ih-rhil lhas just athilressed to Mr. A, TP.
Stewart, giv'iing notice that he (V~anider
hilb) had withldrawnt friom thei Cooper
matiitu iii mooveient wihich had for its
obljict the( niinat021 iln of(J ineral G raut,
tio tichI Prisidency. Thei reasioni aisign..
iti fori thi s 11 iunxneted defittion ic. the
ciiurse thle I -nero al 'aw fu to Li doipt in
regar d ti lite ri- m insttemnt of MI r Sta an
t.' n i 'hi Wa24r Jia ritmet. Theli let.
tir is very shartnp. andi there is a louid cail
uponil Mr. !'.'uwaft toi imake it. parlic. -
uCommnodo~re Vaiindlerbil f's frerinds inta.
m12ae thait the comoffumnihicationh was in.
itendid foir prfintid - that if the g..n.
't-ui itio w' hionm it wiars a idromed'r ,4oi..4
iiio trmtit ift io be4 mado(1 publi',. lht
miay' scnd a 'opy'. of it to Lhe newsp$12.
The ) mporta'nce of' this withld rawaV
cnit in~ the fac'ii~ It a t t Comrmnor
1 ifioni of ther weai-lthiest men Now York,
andilthatn, ho piliely decl,.nrd, riot long
smeie, ihatho was prepared to spirod
half' of hiis fortuno14 to) help to miaki. G'ene
ral Granft P'roside'nt.
Ri'ww)'i'A MO?4Ayon GIA f.. 0
We lenri'i frumind;u~iutuable .authoritv~i
that art order from Gien. Ognby is now
in print, and4( will be1 promigated toi
day, remnoving Col. P. (1. Qtaillard fromn
his offiee asm Mayor of the city of Chair.
lenton,, and ~ppoitinig Gens. W. WV.
Burns, of the Commiesary Department,
ro t he inicipaul (chair, We iire fiurthier
info)rmedi t hat. (Gni. Unirus is 'nut in
clined3( to~ fill the vacanii rehinpd bny
t~he removal of Col. (daillrd. Marner
(Jnillard iP, howV4V4r, to bw (iilmOed.a'nd,
if (jen. Hurnm s o t accept. theQ ap.
poinmnt ras his suc~ceaed, somE other
personi caun easily be' found. The au's
of thbo sumniary remotral. is, to ius, at
hireenit iunknown.- Ch/ar/culon -AIordurny
A man in Staunton ha itai tpd
barh k, Turning hek ~ t1w,
har behinal the door.