5th. The demonstration on the Blackwater is to continue for one week from the 11th, unless Captain Flusser hears from General Foster to the contrary, and even then the strong show of force is to continue for a few days longer, and even until General Foster sends to inform him that the main attack is completed. The force then it to make some hostile demonstration on the 11th, to keep it up until the 19th, and then to maintain a hostile attitude until he hears from General Foster.
6th. General Foster will write to General Peck through the canal, but this is not to prevent Captain Flusser sending a letter also. The rough draught of a suitable letter is inclosed.
C. W. FLUSSER, Lieutenant-Commander.
J. G. FOSTER,
Memorandum of understanding between Major-General Peck and General Foster, December 2, 1862.
1. Wessells' brigade to be at the landing on the Chowan, near Gatesville, some time during the day of night of the 6th (weather permitting), the transports being there to receive them.
JOHN J. PECK,
2. It is probable that a movement will commence as follows, viz:
3. Get down at night to mouth of North River, Albemarle Sound.
4. Start them - the transports - to the Chowan.
5. Arrive at mouth of river (Chowan).
6. Come up river.
8. Start for W.
9. Arrive at W.
10. Prepare for march.
11. Start out 8 miles.
12. March to K.
13. Attack K.
14. March toward G.
15. Make preliminary attack.
16. Forcible attack.
Pretty sure of being before G.
J. G. FOSTER,
SUFFOLK, VA., December 12, 1862.
Major General J. G. FOSTER:
Yours of the 11th just received.* My troops left yesterday, and are fighting now. Captain Flusser has misunderstood the tenor of my message. My intention was to release him from co-operation of F. [Franklin], as
* Not found.