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resident of what had just occurred between himself and the General Strange forgetfulness! General Scott, also, in his report to President Lincoln, comments severely on the delay of the order for reenforcements to Fort Taylor, Key West, and Fort Jefferson, Tortugas Island, notwithstanding this had been issued so early as the 4th January, and though these reenforcements had arrived in sufficient time to render both forts perfectly secure. This the General admits; and there the matter ought to first South Carolina commissioners occurred on the 2d January, and the time had then arrived when the President, acting on his established, policy, deemed it necessary to send reenforcements not only to Fort Sumter, but also to Forts Taylor and Jefferson, and these were accordingly despatched to the two latter on the 4th January. The same course precisely would have been pursued had General Scott remained at his headquarters in New York. But the most remarkable instance of General Scott's w