War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 1091 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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have deemed it proper to present them in this form before you, expressing the wish that if considered incorrect in any part the inaccuracies may be pointed out.

With a respectful request that you will transmit a copy of this paper to the Government of the United States together with your report of the transaction, to facilitate which a copy is herewith inclosed.

We have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servnats,

JOHN SLIDELL.

J. M. MASON.

GEORGE EUSTIS.

J. E. MACFARLAND.

[Inclosure Numbers 11.]

U. S. STEAMER SAN JACINTO, At Sea, November 13, 1861.

Messrs. JOHN SLIDELL, JAMES M. MASON, GEORGE EUSTIS and J. E. MACFARLAND.

GENTLEMEN: Your letter dated the 9th instant was handed to me yesterday. I shall transmit it agreebly to your request to the honorable Secretary of the Navy with my report of the transaction to which it refers.

In reply to your wish to have any inaccuracies it may contain pointed out I deem it my duty to say that the facts differ materially in respect to the time and circumstances.

First, the facts in my possession are derived from the log book (the official record of the ship); and second, from the reports in writing of all the officers who visited the Trent, all which will form a part of my report.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHARLES WILKES,

Captain, Commanding San Jacinto.

U. S. FLAG-SHIP MINNESOTA,

Hampton Roads, November 15, 1861.

Honorable GIDEON WELLES, Secretary of the Navy, Washington.

SIR: The San Jacinto, Captain Wilkes, has just arrived (2 p. m.) from the Bahama Channel. She put in here for coal in order to get to New York. She has on board Messrs Slidell, Mason, Eustis and Macfarland, all of whom she took out of the English steamer Trent on the 8th instant. The moment she gets through with taking on board 100 tons of coal she will start for New York.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. M. GOLDSBOROUGH,

Flag Officer.

U. S. STEAMER SAN JACINTO,

Hampton Roads, November 15, 1861.

Honorable GIDEON WELLES, Secretary of the Navy.

SIR: I have found it impossible to reach New York, my coal being exhausted; I have but a half day's suply remaining on board. I shall obtain sufficient in a few hours to proceed forthwith to my destination, New York, where I hope to receive your instructions relative to the Confederate prisoners I have on board and this ship.