that he is in favor of reconstruction, which has been rumored, he says, to his injury, and might injure the country if not denied.
A correspondence between Generals Lee and Grant is published, showing that Gen. Longstreet has misunderstood Gen. Ord (Federal) in a late conversation, to the effect that Gen. Grant would be willing to meet Gen. Lee to consult on the means of putting an end to the war. The President gave Lee full powers; but Gen. Grant writes Gen. Lee that Gen. Ord must have beGen. Ord must have been misunderstood, and that he (Grant) had no right to settle such matters, etc. Sad delusion!
Assistant Secretary Campbell has given one of his clerks (Cohen, a Jew) a passport to return home-New Orleans-via the United States.
The government is still sending away the archives.
Clear and warm.
Apricots in blossom.
At last we have reliable information that Johnston has checked one of Sherman's columns, at Bentonville, capturing three guns.
This success is a great relief —
Bright and cool.
Gen. Weitzel and his corps having been ordered away; Major-Gen. Ord has succeeded to the command at Richmond, and his corps has been marching tE. O. C. Ord, Major-Gen. Commanding.
Judge Campbell informs me that he saw Gen. Ord yesterday, who promised to grant me permission to take my family to the Eastere the matter will be accomplished.
Judge Campbell left my application with Gen. Ord's youngest adjutant, to whom he said the general had approved it. But the adjullow it up, which I did; and stayed until the adjutant did present it again to Gen. Ord, who again approved it. Then the polite aid accompanied me to Gen. Patrick's o Still, supposing it might be an April hoax, I inquired at the headquarters of Gen. Ord, and was told it was true.
I cautioned those I met to manifest no feeling, asprocure the liberation of Capt. Warner, I returned home; and saw, on the way, Gen. Ord and his staff riding out toward Camp Lee, with no manifestations of excitement