War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0176 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, December 10, 1861.

J. A. KENNEDY, New York:

It is deemed probable that Beverly Tucker, late consul to Liverpool, will soon try to embark for Europe in disguise or with a fraudulent passport. Look after and stop him. He is a large man, upwards of fifty, florid complexion, plaussible and boisterous manners.


(Same to Jonathan Amory, Boston, and E. L. O. Adams, Portoland.)

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, December 11, 1861.


Provost-Marshal, Saint Louis, Mo.

SIR: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 6th instant and its inclosures. In reply I have to request that you will hold the prisoner Joseph M. P. Nolan in custody until further orders from this Department. I notice your observations respecting Her Britannic Majesty's consul at that point, Mr. Wilkins, and have to state that the Government of the United States appreciates the impartiality manifested by him.

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


Assistant Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, December 12, 1861.

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

SIR: The fund out of which you have heretofore been paid having been nearly exhausted I have to inform you that the Department will be compelled to dispense with your services and those of the two agents employed by you after the 15th instant.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Assistant Secretary.

HEADQUARTERS, Baltimore, December 12, 1861.

Hon. S. P. CHASE, Secretary of the Treasury.

SIR: In a latter to you of the 5th instant I mentioned in connection with a recommendation of two peresons in Accomac and Northampton Counties, Va., for the offices of collector and surveyor that all my information from these counties was very satisfactory. I have to-day received a letter from General Lockwood in which he says that he summoned all the magistrates of Accomac County before him; that they all took the oath of allegiance as well as the sheriff and his deputies and clerks. He adds: "After this there was quite a rush of smaller officers to do likewise. " He was to go in a day or two after to Northampton and pursue the same course. He has made but a single arrest for disloyalty.

I consider the restoration of these counties to the Union complete, and if our troops were to be entirely withdrawn I am satisfied that there would be no movement against the Government. Of the 3,200