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five miles from here. Oct. 30. I know you will be astonished, but it is true, that I went this evening to a fandango. The regulars just in from Utah gave a little soiree to the other regulars; music, a little dancing, and some supper. I went there intending to remain ten minutes, and did stay fully an hour and a half. I met Mrs. Andrew Porter, Mrs. Palmer and her mother, Mrs. Hancock, and several other army ladies. It was very pleasant to get among old acquaintances once more. Oct. 31. . . . You remember my wounded friend Col. Kelly, whom we met at Wheeling? He has just done a very pretty thing at Romney — thrashed the enemy severely, taken all their guns, etc. I am very glad to hear it. . . . Our George they have taken it into their heads to call me. I ought to take good care of these men, for I believe they love me from the bottom of their hearts; I can see it in their faces when I pass among them. I presume the Scott war will culminate this meek. Whatever it ma
rtermaster with the army, will show what progress was made in supplying the army with clothing from the 1st of Sept. to the date of crossing the Potomac on the 31st of Oct., and that a greater part of the clothing did not reach our depots until after the 14th of Oct.: Statement of clothing and equipage received at the different to Oct. 1517,00011,00022,025 50010,22118,32512,9891,0006,0003,000 From Oct. 15 to Oct. 2540,00019,50065,200 1,2509,00018,8765,0002,5003,6009,000 From Oct 25 to Oct. 3130,000 30,000 1,5003,0082,2009,9005,00020,040  Total97,70034,500123,4254,1906,25028,22945,60133,88912,70033,84023,100 Received at the depots.Camp-kettles.Mess-pact. 6 to Oct. 151,3022,10012,000500 8757,00012,0609,5007,0002,655 From Oct. 15 to Oct. 251,8944,50014,7701,7506,5003,500 22,50039,62052,9002,424 From Oct. 25 to Oct. 31   1,0004,3842,015 7,50025,000 11,595 Total3,9958,63030,2704,45010,9047,5909,20044,06076,12061,90016,674 Col. Ingalls, chief-quartermaster, in his repor
n it is not possible; whenever there is a chance of a wretched innuendo, then it comes. But the good of the country requires me to submit to all this. Berlin, Oct. 31. . . . I don't expect to move headquarters from here for a couple of days; but in the meanwhile the troops are constantly crossing and the army getting into position for the advance. Oct. 31. If you can get to a comparatively permanent place you had better write to Dr. V-to send the sash and sabre by express to you, for I should hate to lose the ugly, rusty old thing — that is, if you would value it any; and perhaps our little child might value it after you and I are dead and gons, and I came in for my share of the trouble in the shape of a visitation for an hour or so. . . . I had a long visit from Mr. Bancroft, the historian, to-day. Oct. 31 (after midnight). . . . From the despatches just received I think I will move headquarters over the river to-morrow. The advance is getting a little too far