n within a revolution, when Congress meets, unless the President reforms, which will cause him to lose his office, and perhaps his head. To which the President replies thus, in an indorsement on the envelope:
Secretary of War.-This is referred to you without any knowledge of the writer.
If it be a genuine signature, you have revealed to you a deserter, and a man who harbors him, as well as incites to desertion, and opposition to the efforts of the government for public defense.
Sept. 19th, 1863.-J. D.
The indorsement was written to-day, since hearing of Bragg's victory.
A dispatch from Gen. Bragg, received today, three miles from Chattanooga, and dated yesterday, says the enemy occupies a strong position, and confronts him in great force, but he is sending troops round his flanks.
No doubt he will cross the river as soon as possible.
Only a small portion of Longstreet's corps has been engaged, so Bragg will have a fresh force to hurl against the invade