character. If any such should be discovered you will detain Mr. Brownlow and bring him with you upon return to Knoxville when you will report to these headquarters.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. L. CLAY,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,
Knoxville, April 25, 1862.
The following-named persons are allowed (in charge of Lieutenant Joseph H. Speed) to pass out of the Confederate States Government by way of Norfolk, Va: Mrs. Eliza Brownlow and three children, Miss Mary Brownlow, Mrs. Sue C. Sawyers and child, John B. Brownlow.
W. M. CHURCHWELL,
Colonel and Provost-Marshal.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK,
April 28, 1862.
Just received. The persons are here. Lieutenant Speed reports this order is from General Kirby Smith. I will detain the party here. Please telegraph me if I shall send them to Fort Monroe.
RICHMOND, April 28, 1862.
Major General BENAJMIN HUGER, Norfolk, Va.:
The Brownlow family which has been sent to Norfolk by the commanding general of the Department of East Tennessee for the purpose of being transported to the enemy's line will be sent by you to Fortress Monroe.
By order of the Secretary of War:
A. T. BLEDSOE,
Assistant Secretary of War.