y the Senate passed a bill dropping all commissaries and quartermasters not in the field, and not in the bureaus in Richmond, and appointing agents instead, over 45 years of age. This will make a great fluttering, but the Richmond rascals will probably escape.
Military men here consider Augusta in danger; of course it is!
How could it be otherwise?
Information from the United States shows that an effort to obtain peace will certainly be made.
President Lincoln has appointed ex-Presidents Fillmore and Pierce and Hon. S. P. Chase, commissioners, to treat with ours.
The two first are avowed peace men; and may God grant that their endeavors may prove successful!
Such is the newspaper information.
A kind Providence watches over my family.
The disbursing clerk is paying us half salaries to-day, as suggested in a note I wrote the Secretary yesterday.
And Mr. Price informs me that the flour (Capt. Warner's) so long held at Greensborough has arrived!
I shall get my barrel.