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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., November 29, 1861.

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding, Norfolk, Va.

GENERAL: This is to acknowledge the receipt of $ 255 for Lieutenant Colonel J. A. J. Bradford, prisoner of war; $ 20 in bills on SAlexandria, baltimore and Meerchants and Mechanics's Bank of Washington for William H. Seymour, private, North Carolina Defenders; and a letter from the adjutant - general of North Carolina addressed to Colonel William F. Martin, Seventh [Seventeenth] Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, a prisoner of war, inclosing two drafts from General J. G. Martin in favor of General J. G. Martin, for $ 800, and in favor of James Larocque for $ 806. 53; in all $ 1, 606. 53, which will be dutly forwarded.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major - General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., November 29, 1861.

General BENJAMIN HUGER,

Commanding Department of Norfolk, Norfolk, Va.

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that this Department has received from General Wool at Fortress Monroe a packet relative to the recent trial of pirates at Philadelphia. This packet has the following address:

to the Honorable Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, Richmond, Va.

It appears from a copy of a letter in the packet from J. Hubley Ashton, assistant U. S. attorney at Philadelphia, to Commodore Pendergrast that the commodore was requested to transmit the packet to Fortress Monroe to be forwarded, and it is presumed that he complied with the request.

If he did in my judgment he committed an indiscretion which should receive a proper rebuke from the Navy Department.

I have the honor to be, sir, you obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

HEADUQARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., November 30, 1861.

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding at Norfolk, Va.

GENERAL; * * * I perceive that a change has been made in the disposition of the prisoners. Will it make any difference in forwarding money and clothing for them; that is will you forwarded to Raleigh