From the San Francisco (CA) Daily Alta California, 1/16/1865, p. 4, c. 1
The Peace Movement.
NEW YORK, Jan. 14. – Richmond papers contain the following: “Francis P. Blair, Senior, the Yankee Peace Commissioner, arrived in the city late on Wednesday night. He came into our lines at a point in front of Fort Harrison, held by the City Battalion. He was delayed several hours on our lines waiting for permission to come to the city, which was not procured till a late hour of night. Since his arrival he has been kept or has kept himself from the public eye. His movements and whereabouts are shrouded in mystery. He is believed to be lodged at the Spotswood House. He has been met accidentally by several of his old acquaintances, and their meetings were characterized by the utmost cordiality on both sides. He is said to have had interviews with the chief executive officers of the Government.”