red in the preliminary proclamation, and precluded for the present any other representation of the loyalty of the people than can be furnished by the assurances of men of undoubted patriotism, who are familiar with the people of that State, Similar representations have been made on the part of the people of the 8th Congressional District of Virginia, known as the Harper's Ferry District, composed of the counties of Hampshire, Page, Warren, Clarke, Berkeley, Jefferson, Frederick, Morgan, and Loudoun.
Numerous letters have been received here by the Marshal of the District of Columbia, a native of that section, and other prominent residents of Washington, complaining bitterly of the failure of Gov. Pierpoint to order an election.
There was a time when it might have been held with comparative safety, and the Union sentiment of the district been freely represented.
The responsibility for the Fredericksburg disaster — report of the Congressional Committee on the War. [From the N. Y.