(herewith,) was not in time for the mail.
General S. would be happy if the latter could be substituted for the former.
It will be seen that the Views only apply to a case of secession that makes a gap in the present Union.
The falling off say of Texas, or of all the Atlantic States, from the Potomac south, was not within the scope of General S.'s provisional remedies.
It is his opinion that instructions should be given, at once, to the commanders of the Barrancas, Forts Moultrie and Monroe, to be on their guard agains surprises and coups de main. As to regular approaches nothing can be said or done, at this time, without volunteers.
There is one (regular) company at Boston, one here, (at the Narrows,) one at Pittsburg, one at Augusta, Ga., and one at Baton Rouge — in all five companies only, within reach, to garrison or reinforce the forts mentioned in the Views.
General Scott is all solicitude for the safety of the Union.
He is, however, not without hope that all dange