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and generally to provide for the public defense. For these public considerations, I call upon you, as the commanding general, and as a party to all the conferences held by me on the 21st and 22d of July, to say whether I obstructed the pursuit of the enemy after the victory of Manassas, or have ever objected to an advance or other active operation which it was feasible for the army to undertake. Very respectfully, yours, etc., (Signed) Jefferson Davis. headquarters, Centreville, November 10, 1861. To his Excellency the President. sir: I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 3d inst., in which you call upon me, as the commanding general, and as a party to all the conferences held by you on the 21st and 22d of July, to say whether you obstructed the pursuit after the victory of Manassas, or have ever objected to an advance or other active operation which it was feasible for the army, to undertake? To the first question I reply, No. The pursuit was obstructed by t
nion, to transfer to the Valley district so large a force as that asked for by Major-General Jackson. It seems to me to be now of especial importance to strengthen Major-General Holmes, near Acquia Creek. The force there is very small, compared with the importance of the position. Your obedient servant, J. E. Johnston, General. [endorsement.] Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War: S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General. November 25, 1861. Richmond, Virginia, November 10, 1861. General J. E. Johnston, Manassas, Virginia. Sir: The Secretary of War has this morning laid before me yours of the 8th instant. I fully sympathize with your anxiety for the Army of the Potomac. If indeed mine be less than yours, it can only be so because the south, the west, and the east, presenting like cause for solicitude, have in the same manner demanded my care. Our correspondence must have assured you that I fully concur in your view of the necessity for unity in command,