War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 1092 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

Search Civil War Official Records

I have determined to send Commander A. Taylor, U. S. Navy, who is a passenger in this ship from the coast of Africa, to Washington by the boat as bearer of dispatches and have given him orders to report to you in person. He will be able to answer you all and every question relative to the subject of my dispatch of which he is the brearer.

Believing that the Department has entertained doubts of the loyalty of Commander Taylor it affords me great pleasure to say that my intercourse with him has fully satisfied me that no one is more loyal to the Union in the Navy.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHARLES WILKES,

Captain.

U. S. STEAMER SAN JACINTO, November 15, 1861.

Captain WILKES, Commanding U. S. Steamer San Jacinto.

SIR: Before leaving your ship we think it proper that we should state that we have been on board of her we have uniformly been treated with great courtesy and attention.

Very respectfully, your obedient servants,

JOHN SLIDELL.

J. M. MASON.

J. E. MACFARLAND.

GEORGE EUSTIS.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 16, 1861.

ROBERT MURRAY, U. S. Marshal, New York:

You will proceed in the San Jacinto to Fort Warren, Boston, with Messrs. Mason and Slidell and suite. No persons from shore are to be admitted on board the vessel prior to her departure from New York.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

GIDEON WELLES.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 16, 1861.

ROBERT MURRAY, U. S. Marshal, New York:

Fortwith on the arrival of Messrs. Mason and Slidell at New York you will without allowing them to land convey them and the persons of their suite to Fort Warren, Boston.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

NAVY DEPARTMENT, Washington, November 16, 1861.

Commodore H. PAULDING,

Commandant Navy-Yard, New York:

You will send the San Jacinto immediately to Boston and direct Captain Wilkes to deliver the prisoners at Fort Warren. Let their baggage be strictly guarded and delivered to the colonel at Fort Warren for examination. The San Jacinto will be paid off at Boston. Send amount of money required. Answer per telegraph.

GIDEON WELLES,

Secretary of the Navy.