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stopping at the residence of his mother, near S., Aloysius' Church. We have entirely reliable information that Robert E. Scott, of Virginia, does not entertain the least idea of going into the Cabinet of Mr. Lincoln, unless the existing nation the people of the South. At a private dinner party yesterday, high words passed between Senator Toombs and Lieutenant General Scott. According to relations of the affair in Congressional circles, the conversation turned on the sending of troops to Charleston, when Mr. Toombs expressed the hope that the people there would sink the Star of the West. Gen. Scott, with much earnestness, asked whether it was possible he, as an American, desired such an event? Mr. Toombs replied affirmatively, and that he wished those who sent the vessel there could be sunk with her. General Scott thereupon said he was responsible for what he said, and Mr. Toombs remarked, "You have known me for twenty-five years, and are aware that I, too, am respons
West will be recalled. Yesterday was the most exciting day we have had. A Wall street canard was sent on here to the effect that McGowan, the Captain of the Star of the West, had telegraphed the owners in New York that the steamer was safe in Charleston harbor. Great was the joy of the Abolitionists. Southern men were greatly depressed and mortified. Moreover, it was believed that the Richmond Grays had gone to Harper's Ferry. It was said that Governor Letcher had telegraphed Gen'l. Scott to that effect, and that the latter had answered that the Virginia troops should not pass through the District, and had even given orders to stop the Potomac boat in case the Richmond soldiers were on board. Altogether, we had an intense day of it. Gulf States men repudiated indignantly the idea that the Charlestonians had shown the white leather, as Trumbull intimated in the Senate, and one of them went so far, when the McGowan humbug dispatch was shown in the House, as to go over to
er with the Secretary of State--out the interests of the country do not demand a reinforcement of the forts at Charleston — I cannot do it — I take the responsibility"--then, gentlemen, my hopes for the future grew stronger. That is what he said.--The next day this glorious old premier sent in his resignation. With the respect I had entertained for four years, I said. God speed you to your home in the North. [Laughter.] Thus matters stood, when there came a proposition to send for Gen. Scott. I said send — gladly I said send for him. Gen Scott came. He had other ideas. He was a soldier. I had not thought what would be the sentiments of a soldier who had been winning laurels in the field when I was in my swaddling clothes, I thought of him as a man whom Virginia delighted to honor — who had the decorations of the State in a magnificent gold medal dangling from his neck, and a sword of hers which I supposed was bright enough and sharp enough to defend the honor of Virginia.