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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. 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 sent to relieve him-says that he has heard that Johnston has been talking, very openly, secession doctrines in San Francisco. The thing is all up. His resignation is accepted, a