The Washington correspondent of the New York Post says that the President informed a Senator, one evening last week, that the original plan of the Burnside expedition had been given up, because the rebels had got hold of it. The same writer says:
The attention of the new Secretary of War has been directed to the fact that Secessionists in the District are in constant correspondence with the rebel leaders, and that rebel spies reside in Washington. A prominent citizen yesterday gave information that a well known rebel army officer is secreted among his family friends here. He has not yet been discovered by the Government detectives but the fact he was in the city last week, is established beyond a doubt.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 1, 1862, p. 2