War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0254 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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I am desired to add that Her Majesty's Government trust that this instruction will be so carried into effect as to prevent the recurrence of any cases similar to those of the Louisa Agnes and the Revere.

I have the honor to be, with high consideration, sir, your most obedient, humble servant,

LYONS.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, March 6, 1862.

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

SIR: Herewith I send you a copy of a letter* from Otis Gibson, esq., relative to Samuel L. Governor, esq., late U. S. consul at foo Choo, China, who is expected to return to the United States soon. You will please be on the lookout for him, and if he should land at New York you will arrest and convey him to Fort Lafayette and report to this Department.

By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

(Same to Charles Ogden, Toronto, Canada; J. R. Giddings, esq., Montreal, Canada; John S. Keyes, esq., U. S. marshal Boston.)

FORT HAMILTON, New York Harbor, March 6, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

SIR: In answer to your telegram just now received I have to state that the writ was a very informal one, commanding me to appear before Justice J. S. Bosworth, of the U. S. superior court, at 11 a. m. on the 5th of March. The writ was brought down between 10. 30 and 11 o'clock of that day and had no attorney's names mentioned.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

P. S. -This is the recollection of the officer of the day, Lieutenant Noble, Eighth Infantry, who saw the writ.

M. B.

FORT HAMILTON, New York Harbor, March 6, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

SIR: In connection with my letter of this date I have to say that a person sent me in word that he was from the marshal's office, &c. I received him and found out that it was a falsehood. I turned him over to the officer of the day, Lieutenant Noble.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

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