CAMP PIERPONT, VA., January 2, 1862.
I hear nothing of the movements against McClellan, because I am out of the way of politics entirely and do not often even see the papers. I think, though, the President is his firm friend, and that he will not be disturbed so long as moderate and conservative views have the upper hand. Still, something must be done. This condition of quiescence, with such enormous expenses, is ruining the country, and, one way or the other, the attempt will have to be made to come to a conclusion.
SOURCE: George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Vol. 1, p. 241-2