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receive from me, or the future President of the United States for the time being.
Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, this — day of----, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and in the eighty----year of the hmond, which the conspirators had chosen for their future and permanent Headquarters.
The troops then in and around Washington City were barely sufficient to keep the hourly increasing host of the insurgents at Manassas in check; and the easiest anever will.
The President thanked him, and two days afterward, having done all in his power to corrupt the troops in Washington City, he fled and joined the insurgents.
See Greeley's American Conflict, i. 506. (who had abandoned his flag), bold, acn
July 21, 1861. occurred, and blasted them.
The General-in-chief drew upon him for so many troops for the defense of Washington that he was compelled to reduce the garrison at Newport-Newce, and to abandon Hampton.
The latter movement greatly ala