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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., September 23, 1861.

General JOHN A. DIX,

Commanding Department of Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Md.

SIR: I have received this morning your letter of the 22nd inclosing copy of the dispatch of the Secretary of State directing the discharge of Mr. Ross Winans "upon his renewing the parole which he gave on his former arrest. " I have accordingly released Mr. Winans upon his executing the parole of which I herewith inclose to you to be forwarded as suggested in your letter to the Department of State. Mr. Winans returns to Baltimore I believe to-night.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

[Inclosure.]

FORT MONROE, VA., September 23, 1861.

I, Ross Winans, of the city of Baltimore, do solemnly give my parole of honor that I will not openly or coverly commit any act of hostility against the Government of the United States pending existing troubles or hostilities between said Government and the Southern seceded States or any one of them.

ROSS WINANS.

HEADQUARTERS,

Fort Hamilton, New York Harbor, September 24, 1861.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. of the Army, Washington, D. C.:

I have the honor to inform you that I have this day received the following prisoners: Cyrus F. Sargeant. Lieutenant Wood also reports this morning of having received at Fort Lafayette of Charles Germain, acting master, U. S. Navy, the following prisoners, viz: W. E. Salmon, J. H. Gordon, C. J. Durant, Andrew Kessler, W. R. Miller, Thomas J. Claggett, Bernard Mills and J. Lawrence Jones, members of the Maryland Legislature; J. M. Brewer, clerk of the Maryland senate; Honorable John J. Heckart, senator, Maryland; James W. Maxwell, George W. Landing and Philip F. Rasin, delegates, Maryland; and Thomas Maddox, James Maddox and E. G. Kilbourn. For fifteen of them I gave my receipt. The last on the list, E. G. Kilbourn, I did not receipt for as his name was not on the list furnished. Fifteen was the number which Acting Master Germain had but when I came to call the roll I found one man who answered to the name as above.

I am, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, September 24, 1861.

Lieutenant-General SCOTT, General-in-Chief.

GENERAL: In accordance with the directions contained in your letter of the 18th instant I shall forward to-morrow by the steamer George

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