Rosecrans's removal is all right. Poor fellow, his health broke down, and he came near swamping us at Chattanooga. The military situation is all right. People must go on changing their investments into 5-20's until these go above par; so the financial situation is all right.
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A John Brown abolitionist is the United States recruiting officer for Tennessee! so you see the world does move.1
1 Major George L. Stearns, of Massachusetts. — Ed.
SOURCE: Sarah Forbes Hughes, Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes, Volume 2, p. 63