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ny action had yet been taken on the first Crittenden Compromise, that General Scott deemed it proper to renew his former recommendation to garrison the nine Southern fortifications. This appears from his report to President Lincoln, of the 30th March, 1861, entitled Southern Forts; a Summary, &c., of which we shall often hereafter have occasion to speak. It is scarcely a lack of charity to infer that General Scott knew at the time when he made this recommendation (on the 15th December) that ited Virginia and the other border States, then so intent on remaining in the Union, and might have driven them at once into hostile action. And now it becomes our painful duty to examine the report of General Scott to President Lincoln of 30th March, 1861. This was first published at the General's instance, eighteen months after its date, in the National Intelligencer of the 21st October, 1862. It cannot be denied that the report throughout is an indiscriminate censure of President Buchanan