t, however, is better to-day, and able to get out of bed; but his health is apparently gone, and it may be doubtful whether he will ever be quite well again.
The Vice-President went down to the flag of truce boat on Saturday, some say to Fortress Monroe, and others to Washington.
It is surmised that he is authorized by the President to have a definitive understanding with the Federal authorities, whether or not private property is to be respected hereafter in the future progress of the warn contemplation.
The enemy's flag of truce boat of yesterday refused to let us have a single paper in exchange for ours.
This signifies something — I know not what.
One of our exchanged officers says he heard a Northern officer say, at Fortress Monroe, that Meade's loss was, altogether, 60,000 men; but this is not, of course, reliable.
Another officer said Lee was retiring, which is simply impossible, now, for the flood.
But, alas I we have sad tidings from the West.
an decimated, as we are.
But if not — if Charleston and Richmond and Mobile should fall, a peace (submission) party will spring up. Nevertheless, the fighting population would still resist, retiring into the interior and darting out occasionally, from positions of concentration, at the exposed camps of the enemy.
Nothing from Lee or from Johnston, except that the latter has abandoned Jackson.
From Bragg's army, I learn that a certain number of regiments were moving from Chattanooga toward Knoxville-and I suspect their destination is Lee's army.
But we have a dispatch from Beauregard, stating that he has again repulsed an attack of the enemy on the battery on Morris Island with heavy loss-perhaps 1500--while his is trifling.
A thousand of the enemy's forces were in Wytheville yesterday, and were severely handled by 130 of the home guards.
They did but little injury to the railroad, and burned a few buildings.
An indignant letter has been received from th