War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0127 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 4, 1861.

Colonel JUSTIN DIMICK, U. S. Army,

Commanding, &c., Fort Warren, Boston, Mass.

COLONEL: I have requested Seth C. Hawley, esq., to visit Fort Warren, Boston, for the purpose of investigating the saces of certain prisoners recently transferred from New York and of reporting tome the names of such as in his judgment may with propriety be released. He will be accompanied by Robert Murray, esq., U. S. marshal for the southern district of New York. You will please grant to both these gentleman full permission to visit the prisoners confined in Fort warren and render them all other aid in the prosecution of their errand in your power.

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

F. W. SEWARD,

Acting Secretary.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 4, 1861.

ROBERT MURRAY, Esq., U. S. Marshal, New York.

SIR: I have requested the Honorable Seth C. Hawley to proceed to Fort Warren, Boston, Mass., and investigate the cases of certain prisoners therein confined (lately transferred from the military posts in New York Harbor) referred to in your letter to this Department of the 28th ultimo, and he has expressed a desire to avail himself of your counsel and advice in the premises. I will therefore thank you to consult freely with Mr. Hawley and if possible accompany him to Boston, and render him all the assistance you can in the prosecution of his investigations.

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

F. W. SEWARD,

Acting Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 5, 1861.

ROBERT MURRAY, Esq., U. S. Marshal, New York.

SIR: Brigadier General Andrew Porter, the provost-marshal in this city, has in his custody several female prisoners and it is thought advisable to transfer them to some other point where they can be more comfortably detained. Will you please proceed to Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, and make an examination of it with reference to that object and report to me as soon as you conveniently can whether in your judgment suitable accommodation can be provided therein.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Acting Secretary.

U. S. MARSHAL'S OFFICE, Cincinnati, November 5, 1861.

Honorable W. H. SEWARD, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.:

Inclosed please find statements of several of the most prominent citizens in Southern Ohio. I have ofttimes received statements of a similar character. I would refer you to the Honorable S. P. Chase as to the responsibility of Mr. Beckett and the other gentleman whose names appear on the within statement.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. SANDS,

U. S. Marshal.