General Meade, and published to the army on the 10th instant:
Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 1863. Major Gen. Meade:
I have seen your dispatches about operations on the Rappahannock on Saturday, and I wish to say "Well done." A Lincoln.
The barbarous habit of picket shooting has been revived by the rebels, and our men find it necessary to keep well under cover unless they are anxious to be made targets of. The enemy still present a strong front on the South bank of the Rapidan, and the river being very low makes guarding it a task of trying difficulty.
Intercepted Correspondence — effect of the withdrawal of Mr. Mason from London — the emigration from Ireland to. The United States.--the feeling in France towards the Confederacy.
The Northern papers publish the following letter from Mr. Ed. de Leon to Secretary Benjamin.
It was captured on the Ella and Annie, a blockade running steamer; which was intercepted on her way from Nassau to Wilmington.