A Confab between Old are and Old Scott.
--A gentleman, recently arrived here from New York, relates a conversation which, as was reported in Gotham
when he left, took place a few days ago between Abe Lincoln
, L L. D., and Old Fuss and Feathers, during which the gouty old soldier told the King
of all the Abolitionists a most unpalatable truth.
It seems that Abraham and Winfield were riding together, reviewing the Yankee
mercenaries in the Federal
capital, when the former remarked to the latter, ‘"General, this is a splendid army — a mighty
large army, and costs the Government
daily a heap
of money; but why is it remaining here idle?
You once penetrated to the capital of Mexico
in three months, with one- fifth of the force that you now have under your command; why do you not push on into Virginia
and take possession of the capital of the rebellious Old Dominion!"’
‘"Ah,"’ replied Old Scott, ‘"the reason is plain and palpable: The men who carried me to the City of Mexico are the same that are now keeping me out of Virginia.--N O Bulletin.