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esq., U. S. marshal for the southern district of New York, has been instructed to see that the Maury brothers do not suffer for the want of clothing.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT, DEAD-LETTER OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., November 22, 1861.

F. W. SEWARD, Esq., Assistant Secretary of State.

SIR: Herewith I send you eight packages of letters seized by U. S. Marshal Bill at Cleveland, Ohio. A copy of the memorandum sent by the marshal is inclosed in package.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. N. ZENELY,

Third Assistant Postmaster-General.

[Inclosure.]

U. S. MARSHAL'S OFFICE, Cleveland, November 7, 1861.

Memorandum of letters found in R. Maury's trunk this day, secreted in a shrewdly contrived and secret compartment thereof, viz:

Letters directed to New Orleans, La. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Letters directed to Richmond, Va. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Letters directed to Montgomery, Ala. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Letters directed to Mobile, Ala. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Letters directed to parish of Saint James, La. . . . . . . . . . . 2

Letters directed to parish of Saint Landry, La. . . . . . . . . . 1

Letters directed to Houston, Tex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Letters directed to Charleston, S. C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Letters without direction as to place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196

EARL BILL,

U. S. Marshal.

P. S. - Letters handed E. Cowles, postmaster. One to Petersburg, Va., not on the above list.

BOSTON, November 22, 1861.

F. W. SEWARD, Esq., Assistant Secretary of State.

SIR: I sent in my last respects to the State Department Mr. H. C. Wainwriht's communication respecting Mr. Maury. I now beg to hand [you] Mr. Burt's statement, which gives clear views of the subject and probably will be more satisfactory in this shape although previously stated to me. I beg to annex copy of letter from Mr. Kennedy, superintendent of police in New York, to whom I had given information respecting the letters and which no doubt will have been received by the Department before this. * * *

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JONATHAN AMORY,

U. S. Dispatch and Passport Agent.

P. S. - * * * Mr. Keyes called on me this morning and I advised him to see Mr. Wainwright who will give him all information, and need not be told of Mr. Keyes' instructions.

Respectfully,

J. A.