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DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 8, 1861.

A. C. SANDS, Esq., U. S. Marshal, Concinnati, Ohio:

Arrest Rutson Maury and convey him to Fort Warren. Secure all his papers and send them here.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 8, 1861.

A. C. SANDS, Esq., U. S. Marshal, Cincinnati, Ohio.

SIR: Your letter of the 4th instant has been received. You will please forward the letters mentioned by you as having been left by Rutson Maury to this Department.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

U. S. MARSHAL'S OFFICE, Cleveland, November 8, 1861.

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

SIR: In reply to my dispatch dated November 7, 1861, I received yours by magnetic telegraph of same date at 11 p. m.,* in obedience to which I herewith forward you the affidavits+ of Wilson M. Patterson and Robinson M. N. Taylor in substantiation of the charge embraced in my dispatch of yesterday. As to the letters taken from said Matthew F. and Rutson Maury as stated in my letter of yesterday I have the honor to state that they have been forwarded to A. N. Zevely, esq., third Assistant Postmaster-General of the United States, agreeably to instructions to the postmaster of this city. Those found with the baggage of M. F. Maury were forwarded on the 2nd day of November instant.

I beg to add that Matthew F. Maury will leave for Fort Lafayette at 9 p. m. this day.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

EARL BILL,

U. S. Marshal.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 9, 1861.

WARD H. LAMON, Esq., U. S. Marshal, Washington.

SIR: You will please arrest Rutson Maury and deliver him into the custody of the provost-marshal of this city. Examine his person and baggage and send all letters and other papers found in his possession together with your report thereon to this Department.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary of State.

U. S. MARSHAL'S OFFICE,

Cincinnati, Ohio, November 9, 1861.

Honorable F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary of State, Washington.

DEAR SIR: Your dispatch of November 8 for the arrest of Rutson Maury is at hand. I send you by mail to-day a package of letters left

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*See Seward to Bill, p. 1043.

+Omitted.

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