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heartily gratified with the interview. Interview between John Minor Botts and the Rebel Secretary of War. Under this heading the Newackward march, gives me an interesting account of his visit to John Minor Botts. He found that gentleman enjoying his beautiful farm of 2,100 he has recently purchased for $100,000 in Confederate currency. Mr. Botts had just met with the rebel Secretary of War, and gave the follow of the war. In the course of the conversation Mr. Benjamin asked Mr. Botts how long he thought the war would last. The latter replied that o longer fill up their ranks the war would stop. In his turn Mr. Botts asked the Secretary if he still adhered to his opinion, expressed Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, &c. Mr. Benjamin said that he did. Mr. Botts, who happened to have an apple in his hand, cutting off a slice, cut of the apple that penetrated to its very core. Finally, when Mr. Botts had cut away more than half the apple, he said: "Now, Mr. Benjami