itizens — they dislike martial law.
Gen. Winder has established a guard with fixed bayonets at the door of the passport office.
They let in only a few at a time, and these, when they get their passports, pass out by the rear door, it being impossible for them to return through the crowd.
Gen. Winder has appointed Capt. Godwin Provost Marshal.
Gen. Winder has appointed Col. Porter Provost Marshal,--Godwin not being high enough in rank, I suppose.
One of the friends of the Secretary of War came to me to-day, and proposed to have some new passports printed, with the likeness of Mr. Benjamin engraved on them.
He said, I think, the engraving had already been made.
I denounced the project as absurd, and said there were some five or ten thousand printed passports on hand.
I have summed up the amounts of patriotic contributions received by the army in Virginia, and registered on my book, and they amount to $1,515,898.