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e broad expanse of our country. Please present my kind regards to Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Holbrook, and believe me, very truly your friend, A. S. Johnston. To Major F. J. Porter, no. 66 Union Place, New York City. San Francisco, California, April 9, 1861. My dear son: Yesterday the newspapers of this city announced that Texas had completed all arrangements contemplated as necessary to separate her destiny from the General Government, the final act being the taking the oath of allegiance too, California. The following letter, addressed to Major Porter by an officer, then and since very prominent in the United States Army, needs no comment: Washington, May 10, 1861. dear Porter: General Johnston has resigned. He did so, April 9, 1861! Sumner's orders were not known here till near that time. He left Washington April 1st. Johnston asked that a successor might be sent to relieve him I His letter did not show that he had any idea that he was suspected, or that any one was s