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DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, August 22, 1861.

Lieutenant General WINFIELD SCOTT, Washington.

GENERAL: I will thank you to issue an order to Colonel Martin Burke to receive as a prisoner at Fort Lafayette Jerome Barber, who has been arrested at Auburn, N. Y.

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

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, August 22, 1861.

WILLIAM A. DART, Auburn, N. Y.:

Your telegraph to Attorney-General received. Deliver Jerome Barber to the marshal or deputy, who will carry him to Fort Lafayette, in custody of Colonel Martin Burke, who is instructed to receive him.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 22, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE, Commanding Fort Hamilton:

General Scott says receive confine as a prisoner in Fort Lafayette Jerome Barber, who has been arrested at Auburn, N. Y.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OFFICE OF DEPUTY U. S. MARSHAL,

Syracuse, August 26, 1861.

Honorable W. H. SEWARD.

DEAR SIR: Your order to remove Jerome Barber to Fort Lafayette was handed me by W. A. Dart, U. S. attorney. I delivered him to the fort the 24th of August, 9 a. m. I understand a man of our city went to Washington and advised men belonging to our Onodaga regiment that Government had no right to hold them any longer, and I learn six of the men have left and come to this county with their muskets, &c. I shall take these men in custody and keep them for further orders and find out what was said to them by the man I mention. Inclosed please find names* of other men who are here and say they shall not return. Please hand it to the proper officers. If detectives are to be appointed by the Government I wish to take a hand in it as my arrangements are such through the county I can do much good. The man Barber I arrested in this county and shall have more of the [same] kind. The course taken with Barber has done much good in our vicinity.

Yours, obediently,

R. R. LOWELL,

U. S. Deputy Marshal.

SYRACUSE, August 27, 1861.

Honorable W. H. SEWARD.

DEAR SIR: I forgot to put this slip* in the other letter. * * * Our city is in a better shape since Barber was transported to Fort Lafayette. I can clean this county of rebels.

Yours, obediently,

R. R. LOWELL,

Deputy U. S. Marshal.

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* Not found.

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