may say that Le Courrier des Etats Unis of this morning announces, as if by authority, that M. de Saulx is to be sent to Washington as Minister Plenipotentiary in place of M de Chateau Renard, who had previously been selected for the position.
The latter gentlemen, it is hinted, had certain objections to going to Washington, which the Emperor could not overcome.
What could they be?
From Grant's army.
The correspondents from Grant's army now acknowledge a loss of nine hundred, in Crawford's division alone, at the fight at Burgess's mill, near Petersburg.
A letter, dated the 8th, says:
The troops are busy building works on the established line, which it will take some days to complete, when they will commence creating new quarters for themselves.
The will not be a difficult job, for there is plenty of timber in the neighborhood, and the men have got so used to work that the regular carpenters at the North would be astonished to witness the rapidity with which who