fer and Schoepf until the latter is strong enough to make the attack.
One of Z.'s objects is to hold quiet possession of the river until the coal, provisions, and produce have been boated out to Nashville, and this would be defeated by bringing on a fight.
If two or three more regiments are given to Schoepf, he can and will drive the rebels out; or if a force of six thousand will move down from Columbia and get in his rear, the whole party can be captured.
This is the opinion of those at Somerset, and of gentlemen of intelligence now in this city, who know every foot of the territory.
The Negro question — the Hason-Slidell affair.
From a letter in the Cincinnati Commercial, dated Frankfort, December 19, we extract the following:
If the agitation of the negro question is kept up by the radicals in Congress, I fear that we will lose strength in this State.
Although it is no just reason for opposing the Government and its policy, I fear that if radical councils prevail