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only male member of the family to whom this mother and unmarried sister may or can look for protection and a sheltering arm.

These are all the facts in the case which I desired to bring to your attention and they are submitted to Your Excellency as presenting no case demanding the further continuance of Mr. Donnelly's imprisonment. On the contrary it is believed to afford a suitable and desirable opportunity for the exercise of the Executive clemency for his release the improvement of which by Your Excellency I earnestly invoke in his behalf if after an examination of the case you should arrive at the same conclusion. May I request and answer to this communication.

I have the honor to be Your Excellency's most obedient servant,

F. W. JONES.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 27, 1861.

Right Honorable Lord LYONS, &c.

MY LORD: Adverting to my note of the 24th instant relative to the cases of Dennis Kelly and Patrick Crohan I have the honor to inform you that orders have this day been given to Colonel Loomis, commanding at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, to discharge them.

I have the honor to be, with high consideration, your lordship's obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 27, 1861.

Colonel LOOMIS, U. S. Army,

Commanding, &c., Fort Columbus.

SIR: Let Dennis Kelly and Patrick Crohan be discharged from custody.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

CONFIDENTIAL.] COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Boston, September 27, 1861.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

MY DEAR SIR: I wish to urge you to direct that prisoners of war only, and no State prisoners be sent to Fort Warren or elsewhere in Massachusetts. I trust I shall be in Washington early next week and will give the reasons.

In great haste, but faithfully and respectfully, your friend and servant,

JOHN A. ANDREW.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Louisville, Ky., September 27, 1861.

J. J. ANDERSON, Esq.

SIR: Your letter asking for information with regard to the meaning of General Anderson's proclamation is received.

In reply I am authorized by the general to say that no one will be arrested for mere opinion's sake. All peaceable citizens of whatever

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