War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0828 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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DEAPRTMENT OF STATE, Washington, Febraury 4, 1862.

Honorable ROBERT MALLORY, House of Representatives.

SIR: Your leter of the 28th ultimo with its inclosures has been recieved. In reply I have to state that Colonel Justin Dimick, commanding at Fort Warren, has been directed to release M. W. Barr on his taking the oath of allegiance.

I a, sir, very respectfully, your obedient serfvant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

WAR DEAPRTMENT, Washington, February 21, 1862.

Colonel JUSTIN DIMICK, Fort Warren, Boston Harbor.

COLONEL: You will please release on the 22nd day of Febraury, 1862, the following prisoners confinedin Fort Warren upon their engaging upon honor that they will render no aid or comfort to the enemies in hostility to the Government of the United States: * * * M. W. Barr.

By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

FORT WARREN, Boston Harbor, March 17, 1862.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington.

SIR: In reply to yours of the 15th I have the honor to report that the follofwing- named persons have taken their parole and left agreeably to your order of the 21st ultimo: * * * M. W. BARR. * * *

I am, sir, with highest resepct, your obedient servant,

J. DIMICK,

Colonel First Artillery and Brevet Colonel, Commanding post.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, March 18, 1862.

The SECRETARY OF WAR:

The undeersigned requests that Governor Morehead, nowon parole at New York, be unconditionally discahrged, a dn represents that in his opinion an order for his discahrge unconditionally would be for the benefit and advantage of the Government of the United States.

J. J. CRITTENDEN.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, March 18, 1862.

Mr. Webster is directed to discahrge Governor Morehead, now on parole at New York, unconditionally.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

Deliver the certificate of discharge care of Honorable J. J. Crittenden, National Hotel.