g this and that together, we think a plausible and somewhat satisfactory conclusion may be reached.
First, then, General Scott is at West Point.
Secondly, General Pope has arrived at Washington — that splendid young officer, whose great achiev, we conjecture that this visit of President Lincoln to West Point is for the purpose of a military consultation with General Scott, and that the special-object in view is the appointment of General Pope to some important command in Virginia.
Since the derangement in that quarter of the original plans of General Scott and General McClellan, our "Onward to Richmond" movement has been embarrassed in every possible way. We have suffered the costly humiliation of the expulsion of General Bankon to West Point.
This mission, we believe, can only relate to the campaign in Virginia; and while in regard thereto General Scott is sought for counsel, General Pope has been summoned for active service.
We hear some whispers of a possible br