HONORED SIR: Let me beg of you to have these men arrested; it will do everything for us in stopping secession at the North.
Very truly, yours,
H. B. CROSBY.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, September 13, 1861.
DAVID H. CARR, U. S. Marshal, New Haven, Conn.:
Arrest them man referred to in your letter of 11th, and send him to Fort Lafayette.
Secretary of War.
U. S. SLOOP OF WAR JAMESTOWN,
New York Harbor, September 13, 1861.
Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE, U. S. Army,
Commanding Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor.
SIR: I have been directed by Flag Officer Silas H. Stringham, commanding Atlantic Blockading Squadron, to leave at Fort Lafayette under command the following named men as prisoners, viz: From the schooner Colonel Long-E. C. Myatt, master; Frederick Mortimer, William Perry, Charles W. Fannigan, William Smith, Thomas Kelly, Charles Willimas, Peter Reily.
From the U. S. steam frigate Minnesota-John F. Newton, William St. George.
Requesting that you will be pleased to furnish me with a receipt for the above-named persons, I am, very respectfully, yor obedient servant,
Commander, U. S. Navy.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 14, 1861.
FLAMEN BALL, Esq.,
U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati.
DEAR SIR: * * * Our wish is to make oas few arrest as possible compatible with the safety of the Government, and never if they can be avoided for merely works spoken. I am well aware of the difficulties to which your refer, and approve of your suggestion for the prompt delivery to the military authorities of any person whom it may be deemed advisable to arrest.
I am, dear sir, very truly, yours,
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
U. S. MARSHAL'S OFFICE, SOUTHERN DIST. OF NEW YORK,
New York, September 14, 1861.
Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,
Secertary of State, Washington, D. C.
SIR: Inclosed you will please find copies* of the Tompkins County Democrat, published by Samuel c. Clisbe, at Ithaca, N. Y. What shall be done with the editor? I also inclose three affidavits* concerning
* Not found.