War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0047 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, August 24, 1861.

THURLOW WEED, Esq., Albany, N. Y.

SIR: As it is desirable and important that agents of the insurgents who may have been abroad should be arrested when on the way to the disaffected region I will thank you to inform me of a suitable person at Rouse's Point to employ there for that purpose. The compensation would be at the rate of $50 per month.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, August 24, 1861.

HOLLIS WHITE, Esq., Niagara Falls, N. Y.

SIR: It being very desirable to employ a man of prudence and fidelity to detect persons in the service of the insurgents who may pass the Suspension Bridge either way you are appointed to that office at a compensation of $50 a month. Please signify your acceptance or otherwise. It will be your duty to arrest and hold for orders from this Department any person liable to reasonable suspicion of being in the service of the insurgents, according to your own knowledge or to information which you may receive from here or elsewhere.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Washington, August 24, 1861.

[Lieutenant] Colonel ROMAINE LUJEANE,

Commanding Thirty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers.

SIR: Your letter of the 21st instant has been submitted to the major-general commanding who directs me to inform you that he fully approves your course in arresting a man in Baltimore who used offensive language toward your regiment.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NAVY DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 24, 1861.

Mr. ROBERT TANSILL,

Late Captain, U. S. Marine Corps, Boston, Mass.

SIR: Your resignation as captain in the Marine Corps of the United States, tendered in your letter of the 17th May, 1861, has been received. By direction of the President your name has this day been stricken from the rolls of the Marine Corps.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

GIDEON WELLES.

NAVY DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 24, 1861.

Captain WILLIAM L. HUDSON, Boston, Mass.

SIR: Upon receipt of this order you will send under guard to Colonel Martin Burke, commanding at Fort Lafayette, Captain Robert Tansill and