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Ohio, you will proceed immediately to that city and await further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Lieutenant Colonel Eighth Infantry, Commissary - General of Prisoners.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 2, 1861.

Colonel G. LOOMIS, Fort Columbus, N. Y.

COLONEL: Your letter without date remitting the oath of F. V. Hoskins has been received. In answer to your suggestion that permission be granted to Mr. Hoskons to return to North Carolina I have to state that no communication is permitted at the present time with the insurrectionary State.

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

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

NEW YORK, November 4, 1861.

Major - General McCLELLAN:

Ask President for leave to send officer with flag of truce across lines and get permission to supply all our officers and soldiers now prisoners with clothing and blankets.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 4, 1861.

Naj. General JOHN E. WOOL, Fortress Monroe, Va.

GENERAL: Your communication of the 1st instant, inclosing a letter addressed as follows; " Colonel William F. Martin, Seventh

[Seventeenth] Infantry, North Carolina Volunteers, prisoner of war, Governor's Island, N. Y.," has been duly received, and the inclosure will be transmitted to Mr. Martin. In reply to your inquiry" whether in similar cases it would be proper to send them to you (me) or direct to the prisoners," I think it advisable that all such communications should be forwarded to this Department.

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

F. W. SEWARD,

Acting Secretary.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, &c.,

Fort Monroe, Va., November 4, 1861.

Major General B. HUGER,

Commanding Department of Norfolk, Va.

GENERAL: I send herewith by flag of truce and commenced to your courtesy and care Mrs. Mary P. Dimitry, her daughters Mary E. and Matilda, her sons Alexander, Robert Thomas and Ernest, and a white nurse; Mrs. Mary White and five children, the oldest boy being eleven years of age; Miss Mary K. Ellis, Mr. Frederick Pinckney and his wife Sophia Pinckney. I also send under cover to you two packages, one containing three letter with $ 12 in gold inclosed thereing and addressed