ority of the Republicans would sustain Lincoln's ultimatum, laid down as his rescript To whom it may concern.
Indeed, Judge Black stated to us that Stanton admitted to him that it was a grave blunder, and would defeat Lincoln unless he could counteil it by some demonstration of his willingness to accept other terms — in other words, to restore the Union as it was. Judge Black wished to know if Mr. Thompson would go to Washington to discuss the terms of peace, and proceed thence to Richmond; saying that Mr. Stanton desired him to do so, and would send him a safe conduct for that purpose.
I doubt not that Judge Black came at the instance of Mr. Stanton.
Mr. William C. Templeton--professedly an acquaintance of the President, a planter the Government will be exposed, for his own sake and to damn the Republicans.
The war must stop when that is known. (Judge Black says it is not now less than five thousand millions, and such is the common opinion expressed to me).