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 correspondence to prove that his claims for the position of brigadier-general had been recognized by the Secretary of War.
The President sent to the department an interesting letter from Mr. Zollicoffer, in Tennessee, relating to the exposed condition of the country, and its capacities for defense.
Zollicoffer has been appointed a brigadiergen-eral; and although not a military man by education, I think he will make a good officer.
No clew yet to the spies in office who furnish the Northern press with information.
The matter will pass uninvestigated.
Such is our indifference to everything but desperate fighting.
The enemy will make good use of this species of information.
The President is sick, and goes to the country.
I did not know until to-day that he is bl