ning of the present year.
It was Mr. Buchanan's well known Secretary of the Interior, the Hon. Jacob M. Thompson, Mississippi millionaire, ex- Congressman from the very district on whose soil he now th sides.
The following is a specimen:
"We don't like to fight you Northern men," said Col. Thompson; "it grieves us to think of having to meet men we like as we do you in battle; we want to fil. Council disputed the proposition.
"You'll see how it will be when the war is over," said Col. Thompson. "Even now you can see how Congress is drifting, and the current is sure to set,
and s was received from General Halleck, and the prisoners, a sorry looking set, were released.
Colonel Thompson expressed his dissatisfaction at the course pursued by the United States with reference to aken with marked cordiality all around.
"May we meet again under pleasanter auspices," said Col. Thompson--and there was not one of the party that did not fervently echo the wish, and inwardly hope