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chusetts senators and representatives, and General Scott, in regard to the prospect of a requisitiouary,— the day on which the President gave General Scott power to concentrate troops for the defencn Independence Hall, Philadelphia, but for General Scott's action. Mr. Seward seems to think this war. After leaving Mr. Sumner, I called on General Scott. He is avowedly very anxious even now, anby you on Monday last. Colonel Keyes is General Scott's right-hand man, and is the officer who h once, after my interview with Mr. Sumner, General Scott, and Colonel Keyes, to Mr. Albert G. BrownTexas to get here before they are wanted. General Scott thinks he can count upon two thousand of tsed I thought to prevent my interview with General Scott,—and interrupt it after I had obtained it rted to the enemy, taking with him many of General Scott's plans and confidential papers. Keyes, onon would be unsafe; that, for this reason, General Scott had placed an officer in command of Fort M[9 more...]<
ashington, in February, were read to him; and the arrangements which had been agreed upon by General Scott and the Governor, that troops, when called for, should be sent by sea to Annapolis or by thece, and told him I wanted him to go to Washington that night, and communicate these facts to General Scott. I also furnished him with some data as to the other routes to Washington, that might be adshington at six the next morning, which was on Sunday. He immediately had an interview with General Scott, who told him he had foreseen the trouble that was coming, and in October previous had made were revived in all their force and intensity. Again I sent Mr. Trist to Washington to see General Scott, to beg for troops to garrison the road, as our forces were then scattered, and could not best be adopted, I bethought myself of the Seaford and Annapolis scheme before communicated to General Scott, and at once telegraphed to the Mayor of Baltimore, I will withdraw the troops now in Baltim
ch, you may wish from Massachusetts, and procure General Scott also to do so? and we will try and meet, so far it were safe to do so. Governor Andrew wrote to General Scott a detailed statement of the expedition. He saidngton, Captain Matthews was ordered to report to General Scott, and, if he needed the steamer for the public sehe was to wait twenty-four hours for orders from General Scott; and, if he received orders from him not to proccapital. The Governor looked at his orders from General Scott, which were to send the whole by rail, then scrul find a telegram, dated, I think, Wednesday, to General Scott, informing him when these two regiments would beay. I had free conversation with the President, General Scott, Mr. Seward, Mr. Chase, General Cameron, and Mr.sult with the President and his Cabinet and with General Scott respecting the exigencies of the occasion, and kise with Brigadier-General Butler and with Lieutenant-General Scott on this subject. I annex invoices of th
retary of War Colonel Browne to Colonel Howe abstract of correspondence Colonelsargent to General Scott Cobb's Battery letter to Colonel Webster letter to the President Irish regiments flag-r the service of peace, not less than of war, preserving in their hearts for ever the name of Winfield Scott. He spoke also in fitting words of the generous sympathy and munificent gifts of the entfficers cannot speak for them, they must speak for themselves. June 10, 1861 To Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott. General,—His Excellency the Governor of Massachusetts orders me to make a detColonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, to visit our regiments at the front, and confer with General Scott as regards future movements, and to report. The Governor writes to General Scott, asking thGeneral Scott, asking the discharge of Captain Henry S. Briggs, of the Eighth Regiment, M. V.M., three months regiment, that he may commission him colonel of the Tenth Regiment, three years service. Captain Briggs was disc