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or any other place money and clothing? I have money on hand and more expected, but retain it until I hear from you on the subject.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major - General.

OFFICE COMMISSARY - GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

New York City, November 30, 1861.

General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant - General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.

GENERAL: It is necessary in order that time may not be lost that I should consult you in person in relation to matters connected with my duties as commissary - general of prisoners, and I respectfully ask to be ordered to Washington for this purpose.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Lieutenant Colonel Eighth Infantry, Commissary - General of Prisoners.

[Indorsement.]

ADJUTANT - GENERAL'S OFFICE, December 2, 1861.

Lieutenant - Colonel Hoffman will repair to this city on duty and then return to New York.

By command:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, December 2, 1861.

Major General JOHN E. WOLL, Fort Monroe, Va.

GENERAL: I have received your letter of the 29th ultimo, and have forwarded to Colonel Dimick at Fort Warren, Boston, the drafts which accompanied it, the proceeds of which are intended for the benefit of North Carolina prisoners there.

I am your very obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

[DECEMBER 3 - 11, 1861. - Fort correspondence relating to Union sentiment and arrest of 134 so - called Union conspirators in Arkansas, see Series I, VOL. VIII, pp. 69, 662, 699, 700, 710.]

HEADUQARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., December 3, 1861.

Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN,

Commanding - in - Chief, Washington, D. C.

GENERAL: * * * I have directed to the Adjutant - General of the Army the correspondence between General Grant and Bishop General Polk in relation to the excharge of prisoners. * After bull consideration of the subject I am of the opinion that prisoners ought to be

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* For this correspondence, see Vol. I, this Series, p. 511 et seq.

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