. 4.--It is here currently reported that considerable commotion exists in Washington
and in the free States from the rumored resignations of Generals Scott
, and of Secretaries Seward
, and of other prominent Federal officials.
A general Kilkenny
cat fight seems impending throughout Lincolndom.
A special despatch to the Richmond Dispatch
, dated Manassas
to-day, announces that “reliable” information from Washington
says there are but fifteen regiments of infantry, one light battery of six guns, and one thousand servants on board the Lincoln
have fallen back to their intrenchments.
Southern merchants in Alexandria
are forced to close their stores.
There are said to be no more than eighty thousand men in and around Washington
A gentleman just arrived from Manassas
says that the Baltimore Sun
of Saturday reports the resignation of Seward
, and McClellan
The probable difficulty grew out of the attempt to force McClellan
to attack the Confederate forces.--Charleston Mercury, Nov
A note from J. L. Shumate
, of New Madrid, Mo.
, says that after the evacuation of Fredericktown
by Jeff. Thompson
, the Northern Goths
and Vandals burned a portion of the town, pillaged the Catholic Church, arrested some of the ladies of the place, forcibly tore their ear-bobs from their ears and rings from their fingers, and offered them other indignities too hateful to mention.--Quotation from a Southern paper in the Cincinnati Times, Nov