custody on his giving his parole of honor that he will return and surender himself to you within thirty days from the date of his release unless within tweny days Captain Edward Taylor should be uncondition ally released from the confinement in which he is now held at Richmond and sent within the lines of the U. S. Forces, and that mean while he (Ruggles) will not do any act hostile to the Government of the United States or give any information calculated to aid the insurgents. You to pass through the lines of the U. S. Army.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
HEADQUARTERS, Fort Monroe, Va., January 23, 1862.
[Major General B. HUGER, Commanding, Norfolk, Va.]
GENERAL: I send herewith by flag of truce Mr. E. S. Ruggles, who is desirous of proceeding South. I also forward a package of letters addressed South.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN E. WOOL,
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, February 15, 1862.
Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
SIR: Herewith I have the honor to transmit an abstract of the proofs in the case of one Edward S. Ruggles, who is now a prisoner* at Fort Warren, Boston. It is respectfully recommended that he be tendered his release upon parole according to the terms of Executive Order, Numbers 1, of the War Department dated February 14, 1862. Will you have the kindness to return this inclosure?
I have the honor to be, sir very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, March 3, 1862.
Colonel JUSTIN DIMICK, Fort Warren, Boston Harbor.
COLONEL: You may release Edward S. Ruggles, a prisoner confined in Fort Warren, upon his giving his written parole of honor that he will render no aid or comfort to the enemies in hostily to the Government of the United States.
By order of the Secretary of War:
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
LOUISVILLE, KY., April 26, 1861.
L. P. WALKER,
Secretary of War of the Confederate States.
SIR: In accordance with you request I communicate to you on my return, as I can do so more fully and with less hazard than by telegraph. I inclose this you in care of Mr. Edward Ruggles whom I regard as worthy of confidence. My father resigned April 9 and awaits orders from the United States Government. I have sent Mr. Ruggles to inter-
* Error; Ruggles had already been released on parole. See preceding correspondence.