The following copy of a letter addressed to Gen. Winfield Scott
, by one of his nearest blood relatives, has been furnished to us, with permission to publish it. We doubt whether any such appeals can ever
influence this apostate son of Virginia
His egotism, and that callous heart, engendered by a long absence from his birthplace, amounting to almost alienage, in the possession of a vast military power, which his habits made a dictatorship, render it very certain that he will not abandon power and place from any sentiment.
But there must be somewhere in his heart some spot to be touched, and wrenched by the scorn with which he is thrown off by his native State and his own kindred:--
--N. O. Picayune, May 28