d your information, influence, and acquaintance with the Cabinet, and knowledge of Eastern public sentiment, to leave immediately for Washington.
Hope you will proceed at once, and open and preserve communication between you and myself.
To Montgomery Blair, Postmaster-General: Hon. Dwight Foster, our Attorney-General, will hand you this note, with my full commendations.
Mr. Foster is a gentleman with whom you can take counsel, finding him full of the fire and hard-working zeal of Massachusette 2d of May, and wrote to Governor Andrew that evening:—
I arrived here this afternoon, and I hope to report to you in person Saturday.
I had free conversation with the President, General Scott, Mr. Seward, Mr. Chase, General Cameron, and Mr. Blair, upon public affairs.
The impression I received from all, except perhaps Mr. Seward, was favorable to a vigorous prosecution of the war. Mr. Seward repeated his words of December and February, The crisis is over.
It is, however, understood at