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Report No. 45.HEADQUARTERS OP THE ARMY, MEXICO, February 9, 1848. SIR: I have received no communication from the War Department, or the Adjutant -General s Office, since my last report (No. 44), dated the 2d instant ; but slips from newspapers and letters from "WASHINGTON have come to interested parties here, representing, I learn, that the President> has determined to place me before a court, for daring to enforce necessary discipline in this army against certain of its high officers ! I make only a passing comment upon these unofficial announce ments ; learning with pleasure, through the same sources, that I am to be superseded by Major-General Butler. Perhaps, after trial, I may be permitted to return to the United States. My poor services with this most gallant army are at length to be requited as I have long been led to expect they would be. I have the honor, etc., etc., WINFIELD SCOTT. HON. WM. L. MARCY, SECRETARY OF WAR.
- Winfield Scott