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ieve that all conditions of life are tolerable, without dishonor. I am willing to undertake any employment that will yield a support for my family. Your advice would assist me. I will have in cash about $1,500 to begin with. Your friend and brother, A. S. Johnston. Any publicity given to the fact of my having resigned would embarrass me in the proper discharge of my duty. It would be better for the notice to come from the East. To Dr. John S. Griffin. Washington City, April 18, 1861. My dear General: I take the greatest pleasure in assuring you, for the Secretary of War, that he has the utmost confidence in you, and will give you the most important command and trust, on your arrival here. Sidney is appointed to the Military Academy. I hope soon to see you; and, with a heart glowing with pride and pleasure for my commander and friend, I remain, ever yours, F. J. Porter, Assistant Adjutant-General. To General A. S. Johnston, San Francisco, California.