en reinforced by 30,000 men from Tennessee; and that we shall soon hear thunder in Richmond.
Gen. Lee writes urgently in behalf of Major Tannahill's traffic for supplies, in Northeastern North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia, for the army.
Large amounts of commissary stores are obtained in exchange for cotton, tobacco, etc ; but the traffic is in danger of being broken up by the efforts of bureau officials and civilian speculators to participate in it — among them he mentions Major.
Brower (Commissary-General's office, and formerly a clerk)-and asks such orders as will be likely to avert the danger.
The traffic is with the enemy; but if conducted under the exclusive control of Gen. Lee, it would be of vast benefit to the army.
The House of Representatives yesterday passed a singular compensation bill, benefiting two disbursing clerks and others already rich enough.
I have written a note to Senator Johnson, of Missouri, hoping to head it off there, or to so amend it as to
colonel, 531 men.
40th Mississippi, W B Colbert, colonel, 295 men.
35th Mississippi, W S Barry, colonel, 530 men.
3d Mississippi, T A Burgin, lieut colonel, 257 men.
4th Mississippi, S P Nelson, captain, 410 men.
46th Mississippi, C W Scars, colonel, 450 men.
37th Alabama, J F Dowdell, colonel, 342 men.
32d Alabama, John W Portis, colonel, 442 men.
40th Alabama, John H Higley, colonel, 452 men.
54th Alabama, detached, Joel P Avery, lieutenant.
46th Alabama, G W Brower, captain, 304 men.
20th Alabama, E W Peters, colonel, 425 men.
31st Alabama, T M Arrington, lieut colonel, 338 men.
30th Alabama, C M Shelley, colonel, 316 men.
23d Alabama, F K Beck, colonel, 261 men.
41st Georgia, W E Curtis, colonel, 283 men.
23d Georgia, M M Granthan, colonel, 290 men.
42d Georgia, R J Henderson, colonel, 495 men.
40th Georgia, Abelia Johnson, colonel, 365 men.
52d Georgia, John J Moore, major, 420 men.
39th Georgia, J F B Jackson, lieutenan