The Richmond and Petersburg lines.
The quiet of the lines in front of Richmond and Petersburg remains unbroken.
The mud effectually prevents any movement on the part of either army, should they be ever so much disposed for active operations.
Colonel St. John has entered upon the discharge of the duties of Commissary General. Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas G. Williams, an officer of great experience and talent, has been appointed assistant Commissary-General.
We are glad to announce that this Department has, at length, determined to avail itself of the energy, experience and talent of some of our most eminent merchants.
The valuable services of Messrs. Thomas W. McCance, Samuel P. Harrison and Robert Edmonds have been secured by the new Commissary-General.
If the Government will now put at the disposal of the Department the specie it is now selling, it will have gone far towards solving that great and grave question, "How to feed the army."