s in the same manner as General Butler.
said to me, We hope he may not be taken alive; but if he is, we will not shrink from the responsibility of putting him to death.
18th June, 1863 (Thursday).
At 10 A. M., I called by appointment on Mr. Sedden, the Secretary at War.
His anteroom was crowded with applicants for an interview, and I had no slight difficulty in getting in. Mr. Sedden is a cadaverous but clever-looking man; he received me with great kindness, and immediately furnished meMr. Sedden is a cadaverous but clever-looking man; he received me with great kindness, and immediately furnished me with letters of introduction for Generals Lee and Longstreet.
My friend Major Norris then took me to the President's office and introduced me to the aids-de-camp of the President-viz., Colonels Wood, Lee, and Johnston.
The two latter are sons to General Lee and General Albert Sidney Johnston, who was killed at Shiloh.
Major Norris then took me to the capitol, and introduced me to Mr. Thompson the librarian, and to Mr. Meyers, who is now supposed to look after British interests since th