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The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1864., [Electronic resource], Correspondence between Generals Longstreet and Foster. (search)
Correspondence between Generals Longstreet and Foster. We copied yesterday, from Northern papers, a correspondence between Lieut. Gen. Longstreet and Major General Foster, commanding the Yankee forces in East Tennessee. Designedly, no doubt, the most important letter of this correspondence was omitted in the journal from which we copied the letters which have already appeared. As the letter speaks for itself, and terminates the correspondence, we submit without comment: Headq'rs Dep'Major General Foster, commanding the Yankee forces in East Tennessee. Designedly, no doubt, the most important letter of this correspondence was omitted in the journal from which we copied the letters which have already appeared. As the letter speaks for itself, and terminates the correspondence, we submit without comment: Headq'rs Dep't East Tennessee, January 11, 1864. Sir --I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th of January, with its enclosures, &c. The disingenuous manner in which you have misconstrued my letter of the 3d has disappointed me. The suggestion you claim to have adopted was in words as follows viz: "I presume, however, that the great object and end in view was to hasten the day of peace. I respectfully suggest for your consideration the propriety of communicat