[Office of John Hopper, New York, New York, August 7, 1862]
I am safely here, and have met General Doubleday. He is rather too lymphatic for a general, but for all that may be the best man to be had. He is yet in doubt as to his course; is afraid that the War Department would not give him the command. I shall probably get useful information and hear some history from him about McClellan and others. If so you shall have it.
SOURCE: Preston Stearns, The Life and Public Services of George Luther Stearns, p. 266