are not sent.
Beauregard has been ordered to the West.
I knew the doom was upon him!
But he will make his mark even at Columbus, though the place seems to me to be altogether untenable and of no practicable importance, since the enemy may attack both in front and rear.
It would seem that some of the jealous functionaries would submit to any misfortune which would destroy Beauregard's popularity.
But these are exceptions: they are few and far between, thank Heaven!
The French players have been permitted by the Secretary to leave the country.
But British subjects are now refused passports.
President Tyler has been elected to Congress by an overwhelming majority.
The Secretary of War has issued such a peremptory order to Gen. Wise, that the latter has no alternative but to attempt the defense of Roanoke Island with 3000 men against 15,000 and a fleet of gun-boats.
The general is quite sick, but he will fight.
them exploded in his hand, injuring his thumb and finger.
He was scarcely able to sign his name to official documents to-day.
Mr. Hunter has brought forward a measure for the funding of Treasury notes, the redundant circulation having contributed to produce the present fabulous prices in the market.
In the New Jersey Legislature petitions are flowing in denunciatory of Lincoln's Emancipation scheme, which would cast into the free States a large excess of profitless population.
Gen. Lee mentions, in his recent correspondence, an instance of the barbarity of some of the Yankee soldiers in the Abolition Army of the Potomac.
They thrust into the Rappahannock River a poor old negro man, whom they had taken from his master, because he had the small-pox; and he would have been drowned had he not been rescued by our pickets.
It is surmised that this dreadful disease prevails to an alarming extent in the Yankee army, and probably embarrasses their operations.
and compulsory funding be adopted, there will soon be no redundancy of paper money, and a magical change of values will take place.
We who live on salaries may have better times than even the-extortioners-who cannot inherit the kingdom of Heaven.
And relief cannot come too soon: for we who have families are shabby enough in our raiment, and lean and lank in our persons.
Nevertheless, we have health and never-failing appetites.
Roasted potatoes and salt are eaten with a keen relish.
The breach seems to widen between the President and Congress, especially the Senate.
A majority of the Committee on Military Affairs have reported that Col. A. C. Myers (relieved last August) is still the Quartermaster-General of the armies, and that Gen. Lawton, who has been acting as QuartermasterGen-eral since then, is not the duly authorized Quartermaster-General: not having given bond, and his appointment not having been consented to by the Senate.
They say all the hundreds of mi
e, and the President remains here.
If he and the principal members of the government were captured by a sudden surprise, no doubt there would be a clamor in the North for their trial and execution!
Guns have been heard to-day, and there are rumors of fighting below; that Longstreet has marched to this side of the river; that one of our gun-boats has been sunk; that Fort Harrison has been retaken; and, finally, that an armistice of ninety days has been agreed to by both governments.
Clear, and very cold.
We lost gun-boat Drewry yesterday in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the enemy's pontoon bridge down the river.
Fort Harrison was not taken as reported, nor is it likely to be.
The rumor of an armistice remains, nevertheless, and Mr. Blair dined with the President on Sunday, and has had frequent interviews with him. This is published in the papers, and will cause the President to be severely censured.
Congress failed to expel Mr. Foote yesterday (he is