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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., September 30, 1864.

Rear-General JOHN A. DAHLGREN,

Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron:

ADMIRAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 29th instant, answering General Jones' letter of the 22nd, concerning a prisoner in your custody, and returning his letter with its four inclosures, marked A, B, C, and D. By the next flag of truce I will send a copy of your letter to General Jones, according to permission contained therein.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., September 30, 1864.

Major General SAMUEL JONES,

Commanding Confederate Forces, Charleston, S. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose a copy of a letter* this day received by me from Admiral Dahlgren, in reply to the inquiries in your letter to me of the 22nd instant.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., September 30, 1864.

Major General J. G. FOSTER,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Hilton Head:

GENERAL: In accordance with your request expressed verbally by Lieutenant-Colonel Woodford, of your staff, to Captain Soule, assistant adjutant-general of my staff, I have authorized Major Lay, of my staff, to receive under flag of truce in this harbor, on Monday, the 3rd of October, such packages as you may desire to deliver for the use of the Federal prisoners confined in this department, and to renew the assurance formerly given you that they shall be distributed in accordance with your wishes.

I have the honor to forward for the use of our prisoners confined in your department certain packages (an invoice of which will be rendered) sent to them by their friends, and to request that you will receive them and give such orders as may insure their safe delivery to the officers to whom they are sent.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAM. JONES,

Major-General, Commanding.

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