War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0137 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 13, 1861.

JOHN A. KENNEDY, Esq.,

Superintended of Police, New York.

SIR: Your letter of the 11th instant has been received. Inclosed is a memorandum in regard to passports to be required of passengers by steamer to Aspinwall which you may have published in the form of an advertisement.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

[Inclosure.]

There being reason to believe that disloyal persons embark in the steamers for Aspinwall for improper purposes, notice is hereby given that all passengers by these steamers will in future be expected to provide themselves with passports in the same manner as passengers by the steamers for Europe.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 13, 1861.

JOHN S. KEYES, Esq., U. S. Marshal, Boston, Mass.

SIR: Referring to your communication of the 6th instant, the receipt of which has heretofore been acknowledged, I have to request that you will proceed to Fort Warren and separate the prisoners as suggested by you; that is to say you will convey the political prisoners to Fort Independence leaving the prisoners of war at Fort Warren.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 13, 1861.

W. H. BARSE, Esq., Detroit, Mich.

SIR: You are hereby authorized to employ a competent person at Port Huron and another in the city of Detroit, but the whole expense for your and their services must not exceed the sum of $150 per months. I am, sir, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Wheeling, November 13, 1861.

General W. S. ROSECRANS:

The undersigned, adjutant of the Ninth Virginia Regiment, a new regiment just forming at Guyandotte, Va., would beg leave respectfully to report that on Sunday evening, the 10th instant, just after 7 o'clock, the said regiment, consisting of only 150 men yet in camp, was completely surprised by 700 cavalry command of Kenkins [Clarkson], the guerrilla chief, and cut to pieces and captured, with the loss also of about 30, horses, a small stock of Government stores and 200 Enfield rifles. * * *

Among those taken prisoners are the Honorable K. V. Whaley, member of Congress, who was in command of the post. * * * The enemy also