ainst Mr. Browne, the Assistant Secretary of State, on the ground that he interfered in behalf of a Mr. Hurlbut, a Northern man (probably arrested), a writer in the English Reviews against slavery in the South, and a correspondent for the New York Tribune. Mr. B. is an Englishman, who came from Washington on the invitation of Mr. Toombs, and through his influence was appointed Assistant Secretary of State, and the Southern gorge rises at it. I doubt whether he will be molested.
I saw Major Tochman to-day, also a foreigner.
He is authorized to enlist a regiment or two of Polanders in New Orleans, where I am told there are none.
And there are several Northern men here wanting to be generals.
This does not look much like Southern homogeneity.
God save us, if we are not to save ourselves!
How hot it is!
But I like hot weather better than cold, and would soon become accustomed to this climate.
This morning Mr. Hunter really seemed distressed; but he has four inches on his
aware of the fact, before the opportunity ceased to exist?
It is too late now!
There is trouble with Mr. Tochman, who was authorized to raise a regiment or so of foreigners in Louisiana.
These troops were called (by whom?) the Polish Brigade, though, perhaps, not one hundred Polanders were on the muster-rolls; Major Tochman being styled General Tochman by everybody, he has intimated to the President his expectation of being commissioned a brigadier.
The President, on his paGeneral Tochman by everybody, he has intimated to the President his expectation of being commissioned a brigadier.
The President, on his part, has promptly and emphatically, as is sometimes his wont, declared his purpose to give him no such commission.
He never, for a moment, thought of making him more than a colonel.
To this the major demurs, and furnishes a voluminous correspondencefed, delivered to the Secretary.
Among these I see some pretty sharp pencil marks.
Among the rest, the whole batch of Tochman papers being returned unread, with the injunction that when papers of such volume are sent to him for perusal, it is the