sions, implements, &c., all of which were secured of destroyed, and their winter quarters of log huts were burned.
I seized, also, a large mail bug, and send you the letters giving military information.
The gunboats were then dropped down to a point where arms, gathered under the rebel "press law," had been stored, and an armed party, under Second Master Goudy, of the Taylor, succeeded in seizing about seventy rifles and following pieces.
Returning to Cerro Gordo, we took the Eastport, Sallte Wood, and Muscle in tow, and come down the river to the railroad crossing.
The Muscle sprang a leak, and all efforts failing to prevent her sinking, we were forced to abandon her, and with her a considerable quantity of fine lumber.
We are having trouble in getting through the draw of the bridge here.
I now come to the, to me, most interesting portion of this report, one which has already become lengthy; but I must trust you will find some excuse for this in the fact that it embraces a
nsion, and all who were personally acquainted with the family of the President share in the deep tried occasioned by the death of little Willie Lincoln.
He was a boy of such promise that all who became acquainted with him had predicted for him a career of no ordinary character.
Young as he was, he impressed every, one who came in contact with him as a youth who was destined to become a man of rank.
The body of Willie Lincoln was embalmed to-day by Drs. Brown and Alexander, assisted by Dr. Wood, in the presence of the attending physicians, Doctors Stone and Hall, Senator Brownig and Isaac Newton.
The method of Sagnet, of Paris, was used, and the result was entirely satisfactory to the attending friends of the family.
Thaddeus, the youngest son of the President is still dangerously ill. Fears are entertained that his disease will assume the type which proved fatal to his brother.
Capture of Clarksville — a Ridiculous rumor about Government Harris, &c. St. Louis, Feb. 2