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essaries to our soldiers who are now prisoners. I am instructed by the committee to ask of you what legislation if any is necessary on that subject.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. M. DUNN.

FORT WARREN, Boston Harbor, January 7, 1862.

General L. THOMAS, U. S. Army,

Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.

SIR: I have to report that James E. Murphy, John H. Cusick, Robert Drane, Arthur Dawson and J. L. Orrison, prisoners, left yesterday in charge of Lieutenant I. F. Hoyt, First Battalion Massachusetts Volunteers, for Frederick, Md., to report to Major-General Banks. R. D. Shepherd has never been at this station. I forward a list* of prisoners of war now here.

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

J. DIMICK,

Colonel First Artillery and Brevet Colonel, Commanding Post.

Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives January 8, 1862.

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to this House what if any steps the Executive Department has taken for the systematic exchange of prisoners.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, January 8, 1862.

Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN, Washington.

GENERAL: Your letter of this date has been received. I will thank you to instruct General Wool to inquire of General Huger whether Colonel Corcoran will be exchanged for William Smith, convicted of piracy at Philadelphia.

I am, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, January 8, 1862.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

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

SIR: Inclosed herewith I have the honor to transmit a list* of Federal prisoners released from Richmond, Va., on the 4th instant and forwarded to Balimore same date.

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

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HDQRS. TWENTY-EIGHT Regiment PENNSYLVANIA VOLS.,

January 8, 1862.

Mrs. SARAH A. DAWSON, Loudoun County, Va.

MADAM: I have now in my charge from Fort Warren five prisoners of war whom I am prepared to exchange at once for Corpl. Beriah

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