may have been the antecendents of Mr. Stanley I do not think that treason to the Government is justly imputed to him, and hope that the Department of State may come to the same conclusion.
S. C. HAWLEY.
I inclose herewith the documents transmitted.
WASHINGTON, September 21, 1861.
Colonel MARTIN BURKE, Fort Hamilton:
You will discharge M. S. Stanley upon his taking the oath of allegiance to the United States.
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
FORT HAMILTON, New York Harbor, September 21, 1861.
Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Washington City, D. C.
SIR: Inclosed you will receive the oath of allegiance taken by Mr. Stanley, and in obedience to your dispatch of this day he is discharged.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Army.
STATE OF NEW YORK, County of Kings, ss:
I, Marcus C. Stanley, do solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States against all enemies whether domestic or foreign and that I will bear true faith, allegiance and loyalty t othe same any ordinance, resolution or law of any State convention or legislature to the contrary notwithstanding; and further that I do this with a full determination, pledge and purpose without any mental reservation or evasion whatsoever. So help me God.
M. C. STANELY.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st dasy of September, 1861.
CHARLES W. CHURCH,
Justice of the Peace.
OFFICE OF THE SUPT. OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE, New York, September 23, 1861.
Hon. W. H. SEWARD.
SIR: The bearer of this is Mr. Marcus Cicero Stanley, late from Fort Lafayette. He is capable of imparting information to you that may be useful in regard to that institution.
Very truly, yours,
JOHN A. KENNEDY,
Case of James W. Wall.
Wall was arrested by order of the Secretary of War at Burlington, N. J., by the U. S. marshal of that State and committed to Fort Lafayette September 11, 1861. From the papers on file in the Department of State is appears that Wall was a contributor to the columns of the