NASHVILLE, July 13, 1861. His Excellency JEFFERSON DAVIS, Richmond, Va.:

I approve the appointments of Pillow, Anderson, and Donelson, but they are all Democrats. Though not consulted, I shall be held responsible here for your appointments in the State. I therefore venture to express the hope that you will appoint the other generals heretofore appointed by me: F. K. Zollicoffer, Will- iam R. Caswell, B. F. Cheatham, Robert C. Foster, third, and John L. T. Sneed,

all good and competent men, and all WhigsNOTE 1 except Cheatham. It is a political necessity, as well as strict justice, that the Whig element be fully rec- ognized. We will have twenty-five infantry regiments. Answer.

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