War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0363 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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I will thank you to cause him to transferred to Governor's Island or some other fort in quarter. The superintendent of police has been instructed to deliver him to your order.

I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, July 17, 1861.

JOHN A. KENNEDY, Esq.,

Superintendent Metropolitan Police, New York:

SIR: Lieutenant-General Scott has been requested to transfer Edward Seymour Ruggles to Governor's Island or some other fort in that vicinity. You will please deliver him to the general's order.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 17, 1861.

Colonel C. F. SMITH, U. S. Army,

Commanding Fort Columbus, New York Harbor.

SIR: The Secretary of State having requested that Edward Seymour Ruggles now in custody by the superintendent of police in New York may be transferred to the care of the military authority the General-in-Chief directs that you receive him from the superintendent who has been instructed to deliver himon this order and confine him as in the case of Mr. Quillen.

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

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Fort Columbus, N. Y., July 19, 1861.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C.

SIR: Pursuant to the instructions of the General-in-Chief dated on the 17th instant I sent to the city of New York this morning and received from the superintendent of police as a prisoner Edward Seymour Ruggles. Shall I send him to Fort Lafayette?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. F. SMITH,

Lieutenant Colonel Tenth Infantry and Brevet Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 30, 1861.

Colonel C. F. SMITH, U. S. Army,

Commanding Fort Columbus, New York.

SIR: The General-in-Chief directs that * * * Edward Seymour Ruggles, prisoner for political offenses, be sent to Fort Lafayette and reported to Lieutenant-Colonel Burke.

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

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.