HEADQUARTERS, Baltimore, March 1, 1862.
Colonel W. W. MORRIS, Commanding Fort McHenry.
COLONEL: If you have the commission of Colonel Zarvona* in your possession Major-General Dix would be glad to be informed what is the date of that commission.
By order of Major-General Dix:
JOHN A. BOLLES,
Captain and Aide-de-Camp.
FORT HAMILTON, New York Harbor, March 5, 1862.
Brigadier General L. THOMAS,
Adjutant-General of the Army, Washington, D. C.
SIR: Inclosed you will receive papers+ in reference to your os the 28th ultimot about Colonel Zarvona alias the French lady. His peculiarity in writing has been noticed here for some time. * * *
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
[Inclosure Numbers 1.]
Box received. Box inclosed for M. H. delivered. Your letters not received. Have you signed in language? My love and thanks to you and Mrs. G. Won't you write soon?
[Inclosure Numbers 2.]
FORT LAFAYETTE, February 25, 1862.
See to-day's Herald, column 6, pages 1 and 2. Please infrom me if any books or letters from France for me addressed to care of J. have arrived. Please thank little Mary and give her my love, and my love to you also.
[Inclosure Numbers 3.]
FEBRUARY 28, 1862.
Mails unpropitious for nearly three weeks.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, March 10, 1862.
Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE.
Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor.
COLONEL: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter and its inclosures of the 5th instant relative to Zarvona and to inform you that the Government approves your proceddings.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
P. H. WATSON,
Assistant Secretary of War.
* For copy of the commission see inclosure Morris to Thomas, September 28, 1862, p. 399.
+ Several inclosures as unimportant.