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company that has been enlisting here and in this vicinity for the Confederate Army (about 100) expect to leave here next Tuesday. Let my communication be confidential so far as exposing my name.

Respectfully,

GEO. CURTISS,

Utica, N. Y.

HEADQUARTERS OF PENNSYLVANIA,

Baltimore, Md., September 9, 1861.

Captain A. A. GIBSON, Commanding Fort Delaware.

CAPTAIN: Please read and return the inclosed papers. * Put a stop at once to the visit of pleasure parties to the fort. The utmost caution should be practiced in regard to visits to prisoners. We have lost one of most important ones within a few days and have no doubt his escape was facilitated by communications between him and his friends admitted to his room.

I am, ver respectfully, yours,

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General, Commanding.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 10, 1861.

Honorable MONTGOMERY BLAIR, Postmaster-General.

SIR: I am apprised by J. A. Kennedy, the superintendent of police at New York, that letters for the South are sent both by post and by express under cover to William a. Richardson, Louisville, Ky. Mr. Kennedy's suggestion that it may be advisable to hav all such sent here for examination which may be received in New York or Louisville is submitted to your consideration.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, September 10, 1861.

Colonel R. C. HAWKINS,

Commanding Ninth New York Vols. and Hatteras Inlet, N. C.

SIR: * * * It is reported to me that some of the troops who landed at the inlet committed depredations on the inhabitants. You can assure the inhabitans that I will not only punish the offenders but will see justice done them at least to the amount taken from them, which was yesterday ordered if it could be found to be restored to them.

I hope you will forewarn all who may be guilty of such infamous practices for the severst punishment awaits such conduct.

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Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 11, 1861.

Honorable W. PITT FESSENDEN, Portland, Me.

SIR: I send appointment and instructions in blank. You will please insert the name and inform me who is appointed. Passports for the

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