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Gen. Scott's letter of Resignation--Gen. McClellan to take Gen. Scott's place — letters from Lincoln and Cammeron, etc.
The New York Times, of Saturday last, furnishes us with the following interesting news from the Federal metropolis:
Retirement of Gen. Scott.
His letter of Resignation to the Secretary of War, &c.
The following letter from Gen. Scott was received by President Lincoln on Thursday afternoon, the 31st ult.: A special Cabinet council was convened on Friday morning, at 9 o'clock, to take the subject into consideration.
It was decided that Gen. Scott's request, under the circumstances of his advanced age and infirmities, could not be declined.
General McClellan was therefore, with the unanimous agreement of the Cabinet, notified that the command of the Army would be devolved upon him. At four o'clock in the afternoon, the Cabinet again waited upon the President, and attended him to the residence o