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ed to Capt. Arthur Lee Rogers, who commanded the Loudoun Artillery in the battle of Manassas, for the following unpublished letter from General Washington to Richard Henry Lee. This letter has been preserved in the Lee. family, who, though applied to by Banoroft, Irving and others for a copy for publication, have hitherto refLee. family, who, though applied to by Banoroft, Irving and others for a copy for publication, have hitherto refused it, on the ground that it would be improper to give to the world a private letter from the Father of his Country reflecting upon any portion of it while the old Union endured. But now that "these people" have trampled the Constitution under foot, destroyed the Government of our fathers, and invaded and desolated Washington's ent my affectionate and respectful compliments to Dr. Shippen, his lady and family, my brothers of the Delegation, and any other enquiring friends — and at the same time, do me the justice to believe that I am, with a sincere regard. Your affectionate friend and ob't. serv't. (Signed.) Gro. Washington. Richard Henry Lee, Esq.
Company "F." --Private D. C. Mayo arrived in this city yesterday evening per Central Railroad, from Gen. Lee's headquarters, in the Northwest, and immediately from Company F's quarters. The members of the corps are all well except some cases of rheumatism. They desire that their friends in Richmond will remember that winter is near at hand, and anything in the way of flannel shirts, drawers and shoes are particularly needed at this time, as they have had one severe frost there already. Any box sent to them directed to Millboro' Depot, care of Col. Gilham, 21st Virginia Regiment, Valley Mountain, will be sent on. Small packages, as far as possible, should be aggregated so as to save trouble in handling them.
consequence of the above release, Major Sturgis has released all of his prisoners, without requiring the oath from them. It is expected that the officers still retained in Springfield will follow the privates in a few days. Designs of Gen. Lee. The Wheeling Intelligencer, of Friday, says: Well-posted military men are of the opinion that neither Gen. Lee nor any other force from the East will attempt to march through Cheat River Pass, but that they will make a raid upon that Gen. Lee nor any other force from the East will attempt to march through Cheat River Pass, but that they will make a raid upon that section of the State. The squads of men who are ranging through that country indicate that such is the design. To come through the Pass would result in a great sacrifice of life, without an adequate advantage. To come by French Creek, and get between the supply depots and the forces beyond that section, would be far more advantageous to a hostile force, and is probably not lost sight of by the rebel Generals in command. Skirmish in Western Virginia. The Wheeling Press lately gave an