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Mr Johnson. but even if he had, he continued, what claims have you upon Mr McCullough to ask this of him? This was rather a a poser to me, and I was compelled to say that I was not aware of any claims that we had upon him. I then told Mr Fessenden of the objections that had been raised by Gen. [??] in the War Dept. and he said that wont amount to anything, at all events so long as Stanton is there for any papers going from the War Dept to the President during Mr Stantons term of office can all be made favorable. He then asked me how old Ned was and said that if in the coming election the Republican Party should succeed in electing its President so as to have a Republican Administration he thought then there