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epresented as wonderfully proficient. Their services have been tendered to the Government. The Synod of the Pacific representation of the Old School Presbyterian Church met at Napa on Tuesday. Resolutions were passed complimentary to the Rev. Dr. Scott, and lamenting the demonstrations of personal violence at San Francisco. The Rev. Dr. Anderson and one other member voted against the resolutions. Resolutions of loyalty to the Government were also adopted. Removal of the colored Popu as there were indications that the boy enlisted with the consent of his parents, he was remanded back to his company. I saw President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln riding out this afternoon towards the Arsenal, which place they visited. General Scott is busily engaged at his headquarters during prescribed hours, and enjoys his usual good health. The pressure upon him, though much relieved, is still very great. The business on the railroad between Washington and Baltimore is daily in
but at the same time they grumbled at the inactivity or delay of the army. They did not seem to consider that to hold a position immediately under the enemy's batteries, and within range of his cannon, it would be necessary to have fortifications, and that the construction of them would cost our men many months' of manual labor and of tedious garrison duty. Volunteers are of little value to garrison a fort, and soon get demoralized it kept inactive in camps. Hence we find a reason for old Scott's dislike for them as his system of tactics is based upon a fortification of the country over which his army advances. The system of Napoleon or of Mariborough is best suited to a volunteer army — long and rapid marches, frequent battles, and decisive movements. Although we have thus far stood entirely on the defensive, the time may come when it will be advisable to act on the offensive, and therefore a field suitable for both is what is needed for successful operations. It will be rememb
he addition that a bomb from our batteries burst just above one of the vessels and its pieces fell upon the deck of the same, causing, he said, in the opinion of the officers then present, considerable damage. Strange to say, there were above and below some eight or ten war vessels, who watched all this, but made no attempt to interfere. Another informant says that the vessel fired into on Wednesday night was very much damaged and that the gun used was one of the Columbiads rifled at Mr. Scott's foundry in this place. The latest advices confirm the belief that the vessel injured early on Wednesday morning was the Pawnee. It is said that she has run aground near Maryland point in order to prevent sinking and save her armament. Yesterday evening, there were not less than fifty merchantment, men-of-war, and transports, off Aquis Creek, and we have information that there were fully as many above Evansport waiting to come down. Looking to all the surroundings, we think another we