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s arrangements for such an advance would soon be complete? Sir, an hundred reasons can be given why such a movement should be made by the enemy, and not one why it should not. Would we not advance into the Kanawha Valley if the enemy were to withdraw from it? Then, why would be not advance to Lewisburg and to Jackson's river were we to withdraw our troops? Now, mark the prediction! Rosencranz will invade Greenbrier and occupy Lewisburg, and perhaps advance to Jackson's river before Christmas, should the troops now here be withdrawn; or even if they remain here and are not reinforced, he will probably attempt it. Surely it would be good policy on the part of the enemy to get possession of this region and draw his supplies from the Secessionists rather than transport them 150 miles in wagons over bad roads! These things should be well considered, and it were well if they were considered before it be too late. It will not do to rely upon Gen. Floyd, and he on the south side of