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he wealthiest and most powerful of these merchant princes of the desert sent General Johnston a New-Year's gift that gave rise to the following correspondence: camp Scott, January 1, 1858. dear sir: Accept the articles sent you on the inclosed memorandum as a New-Year's gift from your humble servant. General Johnston sent a polite note of thanks, but on opening the package next day discovered the character of the present, and at once returned it with the following note: camp Scott, January 2, 1858. To —, Esq. dear sir: In my note to you yesterday evening, accepting your New-Year's gift, I thought it was some trifle in value, offered in a spirit of kindness, which I might properly receive; but, on examination of the packages, finding that it is a splendid and costly service of plate, I feel constrained by our official relations to decline the acceptance of it, which I do with the utmost respect for you, and with grateful acknowledgment of the friendly sentiment which dictated t