War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 1026 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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States without permission from the Secretary of State; and also that he will not do anything hostile to the United States during the present insurrection.

I am, &c.,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

FORT HAMILTON, New York Harbor, February 8, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State, Washington.

SIR: In obedience to your orders received last evening I have tendered * * * the oath and stipulations to John F. Parr. [He] declined to accept the offer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, February 13, 1862.

Lieutenant Col MARTIN BURKE,

Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor.

SIR: Let John F. Parr, a prisoner confined in Fort Lafayette, be released upon stipulating that he will neither enter any of the States in insurrection against the authority of the United States Government nor hold any correspondence whatever with persons residing in those States without permission from the Secretary of State; and also that he will not do anything hostile to the United States during the present insurrection.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

FORT HAMILTON, New York Harbor, February 16, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State, Washington.

SIR: Inclosed please find the stipulations signed by John F. Parr, a prisoner at Fort Lafayette, who has been disscharged this mornign in obedinece to your orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

I, John F. Parr, do stupulate that I will neither enter any of the States in insurrection against the authority of the United States Governemnt nor hold any correspondence whatever with persons residing in those States without permission from the Secretary of Sstsate; and also that I will not do anything hostile to the United States during the present insurrection.

JOHN F. PARR.

Witness present:

HARRY C. EGBERT,

First Lieutenant, Twelfth Infantry.