War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0735 THE MARYLAND ARRESTS.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Baltimroe, January 27, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

SIR: I have the honor to inclose an application* signed by a large number of our most respectable Union men asking that Honorable Lawrence Sangston may be permitted to report to me for an extension of his parole on such conditions as I may think proper.

I concur in the request, and am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, January 29, 1862.

Colonel JUSTIN DIMICK, Fort Warren, Boston Harbor.

COLONEL: Major-General Dix has been authorized by this Department to extend the parole of Lawrence Sangston and to request him to report to him (General Dix) at Baltimore instead of to you at Fort Warren.

I am, colonel, &c.,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

HEADQUARTERS,

Baltimore, January 30, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

SIR: I have the honor to return the papers relating to Messrs. Maxwell and Miller, of Cecil County. I see no objection to their release as suggested.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

FORT WARREN, BOSTON HARBOR,

January 30, 1862.

Honorable W. H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

SIR: I have to report that Mr. R. M. Denison declines the parole of thirty days offered to him by your letter of 21st instant.

I am, sir, with the highest respect, your obedient servant,

J. DIMICK,

Colonel First Artillery, Commanding Post.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, January 31, 1862.

Colonel JUSTIN DIMICK, Fort Warren, Boston.

COLONEL: You may release James W. Maxwell and William R. Miller upon their engaging upon honor that at the expiration of the period of thirty days from the date of their release they will voluntarily sur-

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