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Lieutenant Thomas S. Wilson, of the Marine Corps, and Midshipmen Henry B. Claiborne and Hilary Cenas, all of the frigate Congress.

Very respectfully,

GIDEON WELLES.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, August 26, 1861.

Colonel HENRY L. SCOTT,

Inspector-General, Commanding, &c., New York:

General Scott says if the U. S. marshal of New York calls on you for assistance in making arrests give it. Bring [use?] his name if you have to take troops from the forts in the harbor.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAYOR'S OFFICE, Newport, R. I., August 26, 1861.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

SIR: I have good reason to believe that there are several disloyal persons in this city, some residents and some summer visitors, who have been and are in communication with the rebels in various secret ways. If I can discover anything of a reliable nature against any of them will you please inform me what steps I shall take to cause their arrest?

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. CRANSTON,

Mayor.

WASHINGTON, August 27, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE, Fort Hamilton:

Allow no writs to be served on you for any of the prisoners under your charge. Give the same answer* as heretofore.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

New York, August 27, 1861.

Bvt. Colonel CHARLES F. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel Tenth Infantry, Fort Columbus, N. Y.

SIR: I am instructed by the General-in-Chief to say that you will give any aid in troops that the marshal of the United States for the southern district of New York may require of you in making arrests.

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

HENRY L. SCOTT,

Inspector-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Fort Hamilton, August 28, 1861.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. of the Army, Washington.

SIR: I have this day received from Lieutenant W. Gwin, U. S. Navy, Captain Robert Tansill and Lieutenant Thomas S. Wilson, late of the Marine Corps,

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*See Scott to Burke, August 2, 1861, Vol. I, this series, p. 636; also Seward to Scott, August 8, same volume, p. 637; also Scott to Secretary of War, August 13, and its inclosure, p. 41, this volume.

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