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rs. This is the substance and very nearly the language of a portion of Gen. Scott's conversation on the occasion referred to. It proves conclusively that he was opposed to the advance upon Richmond by way of Manassas, at that time. Hon. Francis P. Blair, in a speech in the House (Aug. 1st, 1861), after repelling the false imputation that Gen. Scott had been constrained by the President (his only superior) to fight this battle prematurely, in opposition to the dictates of his own judgmenthe field before the battle, and endeavored to induce Gen. Scott to send forward reinforcements; he urged it again and again; and finally succeeded in having five regiments sent, two of which reached Centerville before the retreat commenced. Mr. Blair then took up the above statement of The Times, and thus dealt with it: I do not believe that it was Gen. Scott's plan. I do not think he would promulgate his plan. I think, even, that, if such was his plan, gentlemen, without arrogating t
t, now Secessionist), by 8,272 to 5,706. The aggregate vote of the State showed a preponderance of more than two to one for the Union. Missouri, The members from this State had been chosen in August, 1860: five of them as Democrats; one (Francis P. Blair,) as a Republican; another (James S. Rollins) as a Bell-Everett Unionist. One of the Democrats had already gone over to the Rebellion, as two more of them did afterward. Maryland, Maryland had very recently chosen her Representatives at eas 47; Nays 66. The amendment of the Judiciary Committee was then agreed to; the bill, as amended, ordered to be read a third time, and passed, as follows: Yeas--Messrs. Aldrich, Alley, Arnold, Ashley, Babbitt, Baxter, Beaman, Bingham, Francis P. Blair, Samuel S. Blair, Blake, Buffinton, Chamberlain, Clark, Colfax, Frederick A. Conkling, Covode, Duell, Edwards, Eliot, Fenton, Fessenden, Franchot, Frank, Granger, Gurley, Hanchett, Harrison, Hutchins, Julian, Kelley, Francis W. Kellogg, Will
candidate for President, 167. Black Jack, Kansas, battle of, 244. Black, Jeremiah S., his opinion of Secession, 371-2; appointed Secretary of State, 411. Blair, Col. Frank P., 490; has an interview with Gen. Price, 491; his strictures on Gen. Scott, 543-9; 555; offers a resolve to expel John B. Clark, 562. Blair, MontgBlair, Montgomery, in Lincoln's Cabinet, 428. Blakey, Geo. D., in Chicago Convention, 321. Blue Mills Landing, Mo., Union defeat at, 587. Bocock, Thos. S., of Va., 304-5. Bolivar Hights, captured by the Federals, 620. Booneville, Mo., Rebels defeated at, 574. Booth, Sherman M.. case of, at Milwaukee, 215. Border Ruffians,ds Gen. Sanford to Gen. Patterson, 536; directs the movement on Centerville, 539; dispatch to Gen. Patterson, 539; The Times's account of a conversation with, 547; Blair's strictures on, 548-9 ; letter to The National Intelligencer, 549; his culpable neglect to send sufficient forces with McDowell, 550; 556; his requisition on Gen.