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, dated Boston, May 19, 1884, Gen. F. A. Walker called the attention of Gen. McClellan to a statement made by the Comte de Paris in his History of the civil War in America, attributing delay in the advance from Frederick to Gen. Sumner and the 2d corps. The following reply, which I find among the papers relating to South Mountain, indicates Gen. McClellan's intention to embody its substance in his narrative when he should reach this point in his review: 32 Washington Square, N. Y., May 21, 1884. my dear Sir : Yours of the 19th has just reached me. My attention was never called to the point in question. Like yourself, I am fully satisfied as to the candor and honesty of the Comte de Paris, but his work is not free from unintentional errors, of which this is an example. My report shows that at 8.45 P. M. of the 13th the 2d corps was ordered to move at seven A. M. on the 14th by the direct road to Middletown, following Sykes at an hour's interval. Hooker did not move
le Ponds, and Wellington Brook. Subsequently, all of these sources of supply were connected. Spy Pond afterwards was, however, condemned as a source of supply for domestic use, and no water was drawn from it for the use of Cambridge, but the waters of Wellington Brook and Little Pond helped furnish a supply for several years by being brought into Fresh Pond. As the city grew the demand for water increased, until these sources were entirely inadequate, and other water was looked for. May 21, 1884, the additional privilege was given to Cambridge to take the waters of Stony Brook and its tributaries for the purpose of extinguishing fires, and for domestic and other purposes, and with the added right to take land for building dams, creating storage basins, and doing everything else necessary to utilize the water thus given them. The act was accepted by the city council, the waters were formally taken, and have since been paid for and brought into Fresh Pond. Stony Brook and its