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d strange position here: President, cabinet, Gen. Scott, and all deferring to me. By some strange oph please preserve.
I feel very proud of it. Gen. Scott objected to it on the ground that it ought t it. I will leave nothing undone to gain it. Gen. Scott has been trying to work a traverse to have —ster, English ditto, cabinet, some senators, Gen. Scott, and myself.
The dinner was not especially to death with senators, etc., and a row with Gen. Scott until about four o'clock; then crossed the rwith Seward about my pronunciamiento against Gen. Scott's policy. . . . I have scarcely slept one mocavalry, and some 70 regiments of infantry.
Gen. Scott is the great obstacle.
He will not comprehest their wishes.
Aug. 16, 6 P. M.
. . Gen. Scott is at last opening his eyes to the fact thatrriage for me to meet him and the cabinet at Gen. Scott's office.
Before we got through the generale, extended my hand, and said, Good-morning, Gen. Scott.
He had to take my hand, and so we parted.