Second—The next assertion is that General Polk sent Colonel Sevier to ascertain about it, and this officer reported back that, in arranted in his apprehension.
General Polk thereupon requested Colonel Sevier to proceed to General Johnston's headquarters and place the facty of holding that part of the line, etc., * * * and instructed Colonel Sevier to have General French build traverses.
This general considerein reference to this line.
And now, after your writer has sent Colonel Sevier to me twice, he sends to me Major West, and it was before any f from me, which the writer explicitly affirms was sustained by Colonels Sevier, West and Morris-hence the weakness of his line was not unexpe General Polk of having little confidence in the representations of Sevier, West and French, as alleged to have been made to him; but when Genas carried a mile and a half to him by courier.
Next, consider Colonel Sevier and Major West in the light of one person; that person must hav