There is apprehension of trouble from England. The tone of the London Times which William sends us, is very unfriendly. Everything that can be said to the disadvantage of the government of the United States and of the northern man is said. Gen. Butler's order, unfortunately worded, has been made the occasion of a great deal of animadversion. The President by the advice of the Governors of loyal states calls for 300,000 more volunteers, to speedily put down the rebellion, and no doubt, to be ready for England's hostile demonstrations.
I had to look up the word "animadversion" which means adverse criticism or censorious remarks. Julia refers to General Butler's Order Number 28 which became known as the "Woman Order". A wonderful article about the ramifications of this order is here. General Butler was commander of the occupying forces in New Orleans where the population was very definitely pro-Confederacy and uncooperative with the Union rule. Women were disrespectfully spitting on Union troops so a very irritated General Butler issued an order stating:
New Orleans, May 15, 1862.
As the officers and soldiers of the United States have been subject to repeated insults from the women (calling themselves ladies) of New Orleans in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered that hereafter when any female shall by word, gesture, or movement insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.
By command of Major-General Butler
In other words, disrespectful women were to be considered as reprehensible as prostitutes. This certainly offended the southerners and there were even repercussions from London. Read more about it here in a NY Times Opinionator column.
Here is Lincoln's call for more troops:
And here is a private letter to the governors from Lincoln regarding the need for more troops: