We publish this morning a full confirmation of the report of Gen. Scott
's retirement from active service, with the superannuated traitor's letter and address on the occasion, and President Lincoln
The reason alleged for this step is increasing infirmity, and a thoroughly diseased carcase, which, even in its last throes, emits and odor of hatred and vituperation against its native South
Yet he does not give up his hold upon the Federal Treasury
, and doubtless the whole plan was pre-arranged.
His pay goes on, as a condition of getting him out of the way; and, we infer, the Federal Administration
was glad enough to be rid of him on these terms.
It is said that Scott
will pass the brief remainder of his existence in Europe
which we deem a prudent course on his part, for he will thus place himself beyond the reach of those towards whom he has, in his declining days, shown such base ingratitude.
takes Gen. Scott
's position, and has not therefore, resigned, as rumored for a day or two past.