on every point connected with it, and stated what his plan would be for bringing it to a close it the management of it had been left in his hands," &c.]
Can the Government meet a reaction?--General McClellan at work.
It remains to be seen if the plans of General Scott can now be followed.
The reaction along the Mississippi will be great, and Major General Fremont, with great respect for his courage and enterprise, is not the man, I fear, to conduct large columns successfully.
Missouri is anything but safe.
Cairo is menaced, and my friends at Memphis seem to be stirring from their rest under their General.
I regret that I cannot give any more interesting or important intelligence, bl I have not been able to go out for the last two days to the camps, as is common with many people in Washington.
I was suffering a little from the weather — thunderstorms, rains, bad odors, which produce the usual results in garrisons and ill-drained cities.
However, it is some co