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unimportant names. The Clyde is under the convoy of the steam slop of war Tuscarora. We will depart for Washington at once.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. D. PRITCHARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel Fourth Michigan Cavalry.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, May 19, 1865-8.50 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel PRITCHARD,

Steamer, Clyde Hampton Roads:

You will retain your in safe custody until the arrival of Major-General Halleck, who will reach Fortress Monroe to-morrow at 12 o'clock with further instructions. Please acknowledge the receipt of this telegram.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

ON BOARD STEAMER CLYDE,

Off fort Monroe, may 19, 1865-10.40 p. m.

(Received 11. 40 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of 8.50 p. m., and in reply would say that I hold their prisoners in question in close custody on board this steamer awaiting the further pleasure of the War Department.

I am, sir, very truly, your obedient servant,

B. D. PRITCHARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel Fourth Michigan Cavalry.

FORT MONROE, VA., May 19, 1865.

(Received 2.30 p. m.)

Honorable GIDEON WELLES,

Secretary of the Navy:

SIR: I have the honor to report my arrival off Hampton Roads,, with the U. S. steamer Tuscarora, at noon of this date, under orders from Captain C. W. Pickering, senior officer in Port Royal, a copy of which I forward and will present a duplicate in person. I left that port on 16th instant at 3.45 p. m., convoying the transport steamer William Clyde which vessel has on board Jefferson Davis, wife, son, and two daughters; Alexander H. Stephens, C. C. Clay and lady; John H. Reagan, late Postmaster-General; General Wheeler, and other prisoners of less note. As soon as this if forwarded I will proceed to execute the balance of my orders and convoy the Clyde to Washington.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. MADISON FRAILEY,

Commander, U. S. Navy.

FORT MONROE, May 19, 1865.

Major-General HALLECK:

On receipt of your second telegram I visited the Clide, which is at anchor in the Roads under the guns U. S. steamer Tuscarora (her