one young and able-bodied colonel (August) was here while his regiment was in the field, and recommended that he be permitted to have an opportunity to see some service before the war is ended, and military experience, which will teach him to be more respectful to seniors, etc.; and that the able-bodied lieutenantcolonel (Lay), from whom he can get no report of inspections, and who remains here idle most of his time, could render more efficient service in the field.
And he thought Lieut. Goldthwait, relative of the Assistant Secretary of War, in the bureau, was performing functions that would better pertain to an older and more experienced man. In short, the whole organization required modification.
These papers, with this indorsement, being sent to the President, that functionary sends them to the Secretary of War, with an indorsement intimating that such remarks from Gen. Bragg required action. Here's a row Perhaps the Secretary himself may flare up, and charge Gen. B. with
rg got drunk, and proposed an hour's truce to have a friendly talk.
It was refused.
I met my friend Brooks to-day, just from Georgia, in a pucker.
He says the people there are for reunion.
Mr. B. rented his house to Secretary Trenholm for $15,000-furnished.
It would now bring $30,000. But he is now running after teams to save his tobacco-he a speculator!
A letter was received yesterday from--, Selma accusing the Assistant Secretary of War, Judge Campbell, his brother-in-law, Judge Goldthwait, and Judge Parsons, of Alabama, with disloyalty, and says Judge C. is about to issue passports for delegates to go to the Chicago Convention, soon to assemble, etc. etc.
He says Judge C. is the Fouche of the South.
The letter is dated August 23d, 1864, and the President now sends it to the Secretary for his information.
Judge Campbell has exercised almost exclusive control of the conscription and the passport business of the government since his appointment.
The President and Secr