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l Johnston arrives here, to place him in a position at once which will relieve him from the slightest imputation. Therefore, my dear Albert, do not think of resigning. Remember your dear brother's love for the Union, his exalted patriotism, and his many virtues. You are his representative now, and will remain by our beloved flag.... God bless you, my dear brother, and direct you in the right way! your sister. The following was General Johnston's reply: Los Angeles, California, June 1, 1861. My dear sister: I received your kind and affectionate letter of April 15th, last evening. The resignation of my commission in the army was forwarded from San Francisco, for the acceptance of the President, on the 10th of April, by the Pony Express. It should have reached Washington on the 25th of April, the day on which General Sumner, under the orders of the Secretary of War, relieved me from the command of the Pacific Department. I was directed in that order to repair to Washingt