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mony of the blood of its children. The envious Charles Lee denounced his superior, Washington, as gifted too much with that rascally virtue prudence. Exert it and deserve his fame. Your friend, F. P. Blair, Silver Springs. My retained copy of the following letter is not dated, but it must have been written somewhere about the 20th of April: headquarters, Army of the Potomac, before Yorktown. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Sir: I received to-day a note from Assistant Secretary Watson enclosing an extract from a letter the author of which is not mentioned. I send a copy of the extract with this. I hope that a copy has also been sent to Gen. McDowell, whom it concerns more nearly, perhaps, than it does me. At the risk of being thought obtrusive I will venture upon some remarks which perhaps my position does not justify me in making, but which I beg to assure you are induced solely by my intense desire for the success of the government in this struggle. Yo