War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0109 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, October 19, 1861.

The undersigned, General-in-Chief of the Army, has received from the President of the United States the following communication:

WASHINGTON, October 14, 1861.

Lieutenant General WINFIELD SCOTT:

The military line of the United States for the suppression of the insurrection may be extended so far as Bangor in Maine. You and any officer acting under your authority are hereby authorized to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in any place between that place and the city of Washington.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

By the President:

WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State.

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the undersigned devolves on Bvt. Colonel Justin Dimick, U. S. Army, commanding Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, a like authorite within the limits of the city and harbor of Boston to execute in all proper cases the instructions of the President.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

By command:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, October 19, 1861.

Major General JOHN A. DIX, Baltimore, Md.

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 18th instant and its inclosure relative to prisoners received at Fort McHenry within the last three days. In reply I have to inform you that arrangements are to be made to provide suitable places of confinement near Boston and at some point in the West which will probably be completed in a few days. when this is done the prisoners at Fort McHenry can be transferred as you suggest.

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

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, October 19, 1861.

Honorable GIDEON WELLES, Secretary of the Navy.

SIR: Herewith I have the honor to inclose by direction of the secretary of State for your information copies of two letters addressed to the President by B. P. Loyall and W. H. Ward, late lieutenants in the Navy of the United States.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

FORT LAFAYETTE, New York Harbor, October 15, 1861.

His excellency the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

SIR: A week ago I received from the honorable secretary of the Navy a communicate informing me that by your order my name had