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iance with a resolution of the House directing him to invite to seats in the hall Hon. I. G. Harris, of Tenn., and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Howell Cobb, he had in person waited upon Gen. Cobb and Mr. Harris, but being unable to ascertain the whereabouts of Gen. Lee, he had communicated the invitation to him in writing. Mr. Harris and Gen. Cobb had accepted the invitation, with their thanks. Gen. Lee had responded, by letter, as follows: Richmond, Va., Dec. 16. "Hon Thos. S. Bocock, SpGen. Lee had responded, by letter, as follows: Richmond, Va., Dec. 16. "Hon Thos. S. Bocock, Speaker of the House of Representatives: "Sir: I have received your communication of this date, informing me that the House of Representatives have invited me to a seat in their hall. I am deeply grateful for this undeserved honor, and should bencerely grateful for the kind sentiments expressed by yourself, "I am, most respectfully, "Your obedient servant, "Robert E. Lee." The Chair presented two messages from the President, the first transmitting a communication from the Secr
Gen. Grant. Reports from the Southwest indicate that Grant is to take charge of the Army of the Potomac, and that heavy reinforcements from his own command are coming in the same direction. We know not what truth there is in these statements. If true, our Government will probably follow the same plan of concentration, but will not change its commander. In such a juncture Robert E. Lee cannot be spared from his post. We have no disposition to underrate Grant. He seems to be a man of military ability and prompt action, but he need not expect to find Virginia a smooth road to travel. We look upon his approach without dismay.--He will find men here the like of whom he has not often faced, and a General such as he has never yet encountered. Above all, that Providence which has so often guarded our citadel from the enemy's grasp, and put a hook in the nose of that leviathan which once encircled our city, is still our abiding trust, and, if we are true to ourselves, will prove