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will thank you to discontinue proceedings against the sum of money to which it refers and to remit the same to him to the care of Mr. Archibald, British consul at New York.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, February 4, 1862.

Colonel MARTIN BURKE, Fort Hamilton, N. Y.

COLONEL: I will thank you to inform Rutson Maury, Jr., that his letter to this Department of the 29th ultimo has been received; that the attorney of the United States for the northern district of Ohio has been directed to discontinue proceedings against the money to which the letter refers and to remit the amount to him to the care of the British consul at New York.

I am, your very obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, February 5, 1862.

Colonel JUSTIN DIMICK, Fort Warren, Boston.

SIR: Let Matthew F. Maury, a prisoner confined in Fort Warren, be released on stipulating upon oath 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.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, February 5, 1862.

SETH C. HAWLEY, Esq., New York.

SIR: Will you have the kindness to go to Fort Lafayette and see Mr. Rutson Maury? The Government is disposed to release him but is embarrassed by a want of confidence that he will honorably and faithfully keep any engagements he may be required to make. If the can satisfy you upon that point the will be released upon condition that he will not enter any of the insurrectionary States nor hold any correspondence with persons residing in those States nor do any act hostile or injurious to the Government of the United States during the present hostilities without permission from the Secretary of State.

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

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

U. S. DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE,

Cleveland, February 6, 1862.

Honorable W. H. SEWARD, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

DEAR SIR: Yours of the 4th instant inclosing copy of a letter from Rutson Maury, Jr., and instructing me to discontinue proceedings against the sum of money to which it refers and to remit the same to him to the care of Mr. Archibald, Bitish consul at New York, has just